Yoon’s agenda, policy direction in question at 2-year mark

Seen above is the podium at the briefing room of the presidential office in Yongsan District, Seoul, Monday. President Yoon Suk Yeol will hold a press conference, Thursday, to commemorate the second anniversary of his inauguration that falls on Friday. Yonhap

President Yoon Suk Yeol will mark the second anniversary of his inauguration on Friday, but the presidential office seems to be devoid of any celebratory mood, with Yoon’s top initiatives of reforming Korea’s labor, education and pension largely stalling amid ongoing partisan conflicts.Awaiting Yoon is a challenging political landscape for the remaining three years of his presidency, as opposition parties will hold 192 out of 300 seats in the 22nd National Assembly, set to convene later this month.

Against that backdrop, the president is advised to start by clarifying his political agenda and policy direction and subsequently begin talks with the opposition to prevent the country from wasting three more years in an unproductive political stalemate. Since his inauguration in May 2022, Yoon has been stressing his reform initiative in the country’s labor, education and pension systems, labeling them as “the three major reforms.”The president said in his administration’s first address at the National Assembly right after taking office that the three reforms are tasks which can no longer be postponed. He reiterated that message in his New Year addresses of last year and this year.Despite Yoon’s push for the reform initiatives, experts are saying there have been no tangible outcomes so far, mostly because they started off without setting clear 스포츠토토존 objectives.

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