Lee Jun-seok, head of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP), said on June 26 that he wants to hold a policy contest ahead of the Presidential election slated for March 9, 2022.
PPP leader Lee made the remarks on his Facebook page, saying, "The debate battle to select our party’s spokespersons is the first start."
Lee wrote, "If we seek good policies through a public contest in all areas, such as housing, environment, labor, jobs, and industrial promotion, we may find a right answer to social problems from not just a few professors who often come to the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul, but perhaps young graduate students who study hard."
"Or someone's idea of making a realistic proposal based on their own experience outside of school may be the answer," he added.
Lee stressed, "It will be the role of political parties not only to select good policies and steal their ideas but also to support the planners later so that they can play a role in realizing them at the government or Cheong Wa Dae."
Earlier, Lee led the success of his first pledge to select the party’s spokespersons through a debate battle. In the ongoing debate battle, as many as 564 people applied for the selection of four spokespersons for the PPP.