At the National Assembly Tuesday, the main
opposition Democratic Party laid out its priorities for the current parliamentary session.
At a gathering of the full parliament and members of President Park Geun-hye’s Cabinet,
Democratic Party floor leader Jun Byung-hun said the Park administration
has retreated from democracy, the livelihoods of the general public, and peace on the Korean Peninsula — the values
the Constitution says the government must uphold.
Jun called for tough reforms of the nation’s spy agency, including limits on its investigative
power, that would be led by the parliament.
Saying that President Park has taken a step back from many of the campaign pledges she
made on fair business practices and welfare, the opposition party
floor leader vowed to push for economic democratization and universal welfare.