November 29, 2022

 President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol on Friday met with Folks’s Social gathering chief Ahn Cheol-soo, who endorsed Yoon within the presidential election, amid hypothesis that Ahn could lead the transition committee.

Of their assembly in Seoul, the 2 have been anticipated to debate how you can kind the presidential transition committee, with concentrate on deciding on and appointing committee personnel.

Ahn later instructed reporters that they didn’t discuss personnel points in any respect, however hypothesis has been rising that he may head the committee to organize the initiation of the brand new authorities. Yoon is ready to take workplace in Could.

“We heard that Ahn does take into consideration taking the chairperson publish,” an official of Yoon’s Folks Energy Social gathering (PPP) mentioned. “Contemplating Yoon’s character, if Ahn expresses his intention to take the job, Yoon is more likely to settle for it.”

Underneath the regulation, the transition committee can have one chairperson, one vice chairperson and 24 committee members.

This photo taken on March 10, 2022, shows President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol (L) shaking hands with People's Party chief Ahn Cheol-soo at the National Assembly in Seoul. (Yonhap)

Folks’s Social gathering Chairman Ahn Cheol-soo speaks to reporters after assembly with President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol on the headquarters of the principle opposition Folks Energy Social gathering in Seoul on March 11, 2022. (Yonhap)

Ahn, an entrepreneur-turned-politician, has been talked about as a favourite to guide the committee following Yoon’s win over the ruling Democratic Social gathering’s Lee Jae-myung in Wednesday’s election.

He had been operating third in opinion polls, however dropped out of the presidential race to assist Yoon. The PPP candidate finally gained 48.56 % of the vote and edged out Lee who had 47.83 % of the vote.

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When Yoon and Ahn held a joint press convention to announce their candidacy merger on March 3, they mentioned that they may cooperate over the formation of the transition committee and the joint authorities.

In addition to Ahn, veteran politicians Kim Byong-joon and Kim Han-gil have been talked about as potential candidates for the committee chief. Each labored for the PPP’s election marketing campaign committee.

The transition committee will likely be comprised of seven standing subcommittees, in line with Rep. Chang Je-won, Yoon’s chief of workers.

The committee can even embody a particular panel of nationwide unity which will likely be underneath the direct management of the president-elect and two process forces devoted to the COVID-19 disaster and reform of Cheong Wa Dae, Chang mentioned.

The duty pressure of presidential workplace reform will deal with Yoon’s pledge to maneuver his work workplace from Cheong Wa Dae to the federal government complicated in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul.

Chang mentioned the appointment of the committee chairperson is anticipated to be accomplished by this weekend, whereas the choice of committee members is scheduled for subsequent week.

“Though the transition committee is a panel that runs for less than about two months, we nonetheless want a while for verification (of personnel) since individuals need to know who will likely be in it,” Chang mentioned.