Renewal of Korea Party

Renewal of Korea Party

Infobox Political Party
party_name=Renewal of Korea Party
leader= Moon Kook-hyun
foundation=October 14, 2007
headquarters= 28-130 Yeongdeungpo-2 dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu Seoul, South Korea
ideology=Liberalism, Humanism, Centreism
website= []

The Renewal of Korea Party [ [ Cash-for-Candidacy Corners Opposition Leaders ] ] (Hangul: 창조한국당, Hanja: 創造韓國黨, Abbreviation: RKP or ROKP) is a political party of South Korea. It was formed out of the Uri Party and its resulting civil splinter groups, with their leader Moon Kook-hyun, a well-known former business leader who recently started his political career. Their 2007 presidential bid was unsuccessful, however, they gained 3 seats at the 2008 general election on April 9, 2008, including the election of Moon Kook-hyun at Eunpyeong-eul, Seoul district.

Party Platform

* Creating a new Social Solidarity
* Establishing a Knowledge and Creativity-based Economy
* Minimizing military tension of Korean Peninsula
* Providing 'Productive Welfare'
* Building a sustainable Social development
* Funding a Substantial Public and Lifelong Education
* Respecting Minority Rights
* Taking responsibility of the Diversity of Cultural References
* Bringing an Economic Cooperation of the Northeast Asia

Notable Members

* Moon Kook-hyun, Leader and Official Presidential candidate of the party
* Lee Yong-kyeong, former CEO of KT
* Lee Jeong-ja, Chairperson of Green-consumer Network (Civil organization)
* Jeong Bum-gu, former South Korean MP
* Kim Yeong-chun MP, Member for Gwangjin-gab, Seoul

2007 Election

They held their nominating convention for 2007 presidential election on November 4, 2007. During that event, its leader Moon Kook-hyun was elected with 8,884(94.9%) of the mobile phone vote. [ [ Moon Kook-hyun elected as the presidential candidate of the CKP] ko icon, Kukinews, Retrieved on November 4, 2007] As one of the pro-governmental liberal candidates, he and his party suffered the pressure of political simplification from several civil organizational leaders for the entire campaigning period. However, although negotiating with the UNDP politicians a lot, he eventually decided to target voters disappointed with both major parties (the UNDP and GNP) and their candidates(Chung Dong-young and Lee Myung-bak). They hoped to reach somewhat over 10% support, but gained a final result of 1.38 million voters(5.82%) which put them in 4th place. However, they earned more votes than the 10-year-old KDLP's result(3.00%), and gained strong supports (Its average was roughly 8%) from metropolitan city areas, such as Seoul and its suburbs, Incheon, Daejeon, Chuncheon, Jeju [ [투개표%20>%20개표진행상황&TITLEB=개표진행상황&TIT
] ko icon, the NEC, Retrieved on December 20, 2007
] , therefore it may be judged a new possible threat of major parties at the 2008 parliamentary election. [ [ Moon Kook-hyun 'will run again at the 2008 parliamentary election'] ko icon, The Hankyoreh, Retrieved on December 20, 2007]

ee also

*Politics of South Korea
*List of political parties
*List of Korea-related topics


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