Democratic Party launches new livelihood campaign Tuesday
Shifting now to domestic politics
The main opposition Democratic Party has launched a new two-track campaign that includes the opening of a 24-hour headquarters within the National Assembly on one side and a national tour led by party leader Kim Han-gil on the other.
The campaign is aimed at "looking after the livelihoods of ordinary people and restoring democracy" and was kicked off with a ceremony in Seoul Plaza on Tuesday.
Party leader Kim Han-gil plans to visit 17 cities and regions nationwide and will collect area residents' views on the government's plan to scale back President Park Geun-hye's welfare pledges.
In parliament, the remaining 126 Democratic Party lawmakers have launched a 24-hour work system.
The ruling Saenuri Party has expressed concerns about the Democratic Party's decision to continue its outdoor campaign and plans to set up a situation room within parliament to monitor the party's activities.
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