Lee Jun-seok, former representative of the People Power Party, who participated in the Daegu Chicken and Beer Festival, had a ‘surprise meeting’ with Daegu Mayor Hong Jun-pyo. Former CEO Lee said, “At least for the younger generation who are cheering (here), today it seems to be about chicken rather than ideology.” The purpose of participating in the Daegu Chicken and Beer Festival was to communicate with young people without any political purpose.
Former CEO Lee attended the opening ceremony of the ‘2023 Daegu Chimac Festival’ held at Duryu Baseball Stadium in Dalseo-gu, Daegu on the afternoon of the 30th. Former CEO Lee showed a friendly appearance by toasting with Mayor Hong. Both of them had a history of receiving severe disciplinary action from the party, so interest was focused on this day’s meeting. It has been almost a year and four months since Mayor Hong and former CEO Lee were together at an official event since they submitted nomination papers for local elections on May 6 last year.
Regarding the background of his visit to Daegu, former CEO Lee said, “I contacted Daegu Mayor Hong Jun-pyo to have tea, and he asked me to come to the opening ceremony.” He added, “I have no other intention at all, and there is an event on the weekend. “I plan to enjoy it well,” he said.
Mayor Hong also posted on Facebook on the 30th, “The process of leaving Yeouido, which is full of gladiators, and solving the huge task of building Daegu is very fun and rewarding,” and “Today is the day when the Chicken and Beer Festival is held.” “Former CEO Lee Jun-seok said he would come to the festival and I gladly told him to come.”
Former CEO Lee also praised Mayor Hong, who스포츠토토 invited him. Former Representative Lee said, “Mayor Hong has lived a life that is far from the mainstream since he was the party leader in 2011, but he became a presidential candidate and became the party leader again,” adding, “The people of the Republic of Korea know that he does not care about disciplinary action or anything like that.” “He evaluated it.
Previously, Mayor Hong said on Facebook, “Still, I wonder if it is right for him to be treated so poorly when he was the leader of our party and was at the forefront of the regime change,” adding, “It is my fault, but it is still a bit wrong to treat him like that.” “Politics is truly heartless,” he wrote.
With the news of former Representative Lee’s sudden visit to Daegu, there was talk that he might be planning to run for Daegu Dong-gu in the next general election. However, former representative Lee said, “If you know the relationship between me and Rep. Kang Dae-sik, such a statement would not be possible at all, but I think people with the intention of dividing the relationship created such a statement.” He added, “With the intention of engaging in difficult politics in the metropolitan area.” “There is,” he said directly. He said, “I want to focus on Nowon-gu, Seoul.”
At the same time, he briefly expressed his thoughts on next year’s general election. Former Representative Lee said, “The crisis that conservative forces are experiencing recently is not simply a matter of whether or not to hold a general election, but there are points where we are starting to worry about what true conservatism is.” “There is a need to think differently about its meaning,” he said.
However, former representative Lee criticized the fact that many members of the National Assembly in the Daegu area did not participate. Former Representative Lee said, “Since the People Power Party is responsible for Daegu’s city government and council, isn’t there a need for more active participation in events? Even if we don’t give them a microphone or invite them to the podium, we are trying to communicate with young people here.” “I started to think that I needed more posture,” he said.