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PPP launches emergency leadership ahead of hearing on Chairman Lee's court injunction Updated: 2022-08-17 08:21:15 KST

The People Power Party officially launched its emergency leadership system tasked with resolving internal divisions and restoring public trust.
But whether things will go smoothly will largely depend on what the court decides on an injunction filed by the ruling bloc's Chairman who automatically lost his post.
Lee Kyung-eun explains further.

The ruling People Power Party will now be seeking a major makeover following weeks of internal turmoil having completed the formation and approval of its emergency leadership on Tuesday.

"The Emergency Response Committee is officially launched. As of now, the interim leader takes over the full authority of chairman."
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That means, Chairman Lee Jun-seok, who's suspended over a sexual bribery allegation, automatically loses his post.
Taking his position will be interim leader Joo Ho-young. who will be joined by six members who come from a variety of backgrounds.
Two more, the floor leader and policy chief, who were actually part of the previous leadership.

"All interim leaderships in the past included a floor leader and head of policy commitee for smooth communication with the party lawmakers."

Some members reportedly called for excluding floor leader Kweon Seong-dong.
Who is largely responsible for prompting initial calls for an emergency leadership.
after he was caught up in a recent controversy surrounding messages exchanged with President Yoon Suk-yeol backbiting Chairman Lee.
This led to dipping approval ratings for both the party and the president.
But an overwhelming majority voted in favor of him staying.
Taking to social media, the floor leader vowed to take over the role in a humble manner.

"This allows the PPP to launch its emergency leadership before its self-claimed deadline on Wednesday.
That's when 100 days since the Yoon Suk-yeol administration took office and the party tried to its internal issues before the government hits the milestone period."

However, Wednesday is also when the new leadership could face a potential roadblock.
That's because the first hearing is set to take place regarding a court injunction filed by Chairman Lee Jun-seok in an attempt to block the launch.
The decision could come out as early as Wednesday.
The party so far remains confident in pushing ahead with its plan.
Lee Kyung-eun, Arirang News.
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