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Ruling party calls for pushing ahead with reform drive Updated: 2014-06-11 22:00:16 KST

 Ruling party calls for pushing ahead with reform drive

Addressing the full assembly and members of President Park Geun-hye's Cabinet on Wednesday, ruling Saenuri Party floor leader Lee Wan-koo said his party will be at the forefront of reforming the government and party politics.

"I propose the establishment of three special committees for reform: committees to reform politics, to reform the government and to take care of the people's livelihoods. These committees will provide a master plan to reform our country."

Earlier this week, rival party floor leaders held their first weekly meeting and shared the common view that the government should spur efforts to restructure the nation's safety management system.
Floor leader Lee also proposed forming a joint consultative body between the Saenuri Party and the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy.

"The consultative body would discuss all agenda items, ranging from public livelihood bills to sending special envoys to North Korea."

If the joint consultative body is launched lawmakers expect it to speed up initiatives to aid parliamentary operations.
Currently in the spotlight is the "green light law" which aims to make it easier for bills to be voted on.
Any bill that party floor leaders and the Assembly speaker designate as a "green light" bill could be sent straight for a vote on the Assembly floor.

"On Thursday, the floor leader of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy, Park Young-sun, will deliver a keynote speech at the plenary session.
Ji Myung-kil, Arirang News."
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