February 28, 2024

Opposition party demands Yoon withdraw controversial unification minister pick

Confirmation of Kim Yung-ho has stalled over criticism of calls for North Korean regime change and alleged tax evasion

South Korea's opposition Democratic Party (DP) has urged President Yoon Suk-yeol to withdraw his nomination of Kim Yung-ho as unification minister, stating that the nominee is “unfit” to manage relations with North Korea.

The party’s demand follows a hearing for Kim last week, at which lawmakers grilled the nominee over his calls for DPRK regime change and alleged attempts to evade taxes on earnings from his YouTube channel.

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