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Green Party Korea

About

The Green Party Korea pursues to be a party where grass-roots take leading roles, supporting decentralization with various democratic principles including the direct democracy system and lottery system, realizing equality from itself, reflecting minorities’ opinions including women, the disabled, emigrant, youth, and with low threshold for everyone to participate in. 

The party is more concerned with the process and communication than effectiveness in discussion and tries to respect minorities’ opinions as much as possible regardless of the cases that majority decisions are inevitable. We respect autonomies of each lay party member even though we have to follow majority decision. We try to make more than 50% of ratio of women when forming all representative bodies and committees. We guarantee that the disabled, youth and monitories account for more than a certain ratio or number to expand their participation in political activities.


Structure

Green Party Korea is an alliance of independent regional parties. 

Each entity is independent in its decision-making process and activities and shares its goals and values with Green Party Korea including ecological wisdom, social justice, grass-roots democracy, non-violence peace, continuity and respecting diversity. 

Green Party Korea is made up of grass roots and various gathering among party members. The groups include youths, vegetarians, animal welfare and regions. 

There is a steering committee as a legislative body for general affairs. The committee consists of common chairperson, secretary general, regional chairperson, chairperson for preparatory committee to turn into a political party, 1 out of 100 party members in local governments and youth party gathering representative.

The Green Party national secretariat functions as the center for network and communication with each regional party, different from other parties’ central party where all powers are concentrated.


History

The preparatory committee for Green Party Korea was founded in Oct 30, 2011. 

A politic party can be created only if there are more than 1000 party members in 5 cities in provinces each in accordance with the Korea’s Political Party Act. Already, a lot of people agreed the values of green and implemented the concept in their lifestyle. The power of acting citizens showed infinite possibility from various times.

The initiator ceremony for a new “Green Party” was held on Oct 30, followed by November 5 in Gyeonggi-do, November 11 in Seoul and November 17 in Busan. Then, Jeju-island, Chungcheongnam-do and Daegu City followed the trend.

Each region started mustering party members from scratch and finally, Gyeonggi-do held the inauguration ceremony in February 5, 2012 as the first cities and provinces party then in Seoul on February 12.The next inauguration ceremonies followed in Busan City on February 14, in Daegu City on February 23 and in Choongcheongnam-do on February 26. And the national Green Party inauguration ceremony eventually was held on March 4, 2012! It was the moment that the real green politics taking care of regions and minorities was about to start.

Afterwards, the Green Party Korea has actively performed activities including participation in 2012 general election with 3 proportional representatives under 3 subjects: non-nuclear, agriculture, life and by regional district candidates in Gijang-Eul, Busan City and in Yeongduk,Yeongyang, Bonghwa, Uljin, Gyeongsangbuk-do where nuclear power stations are placed. The party obtained about 100,000 votes in total, accounting for 0.48% of the total votes, resulting in the fact that the registration as a political party was terminated. However, we immediately undertook activities for re-foundation and continue preparation for forming the party after report of preparatory committee on April 26, 2012 with the new name of Green Party+(plus/더하기, which also means "do more" in Korean). At last, we re-launched Green Party of Korea successfully on the date of 13th October 2012.

We continue to realize the world of peace of life and non-nuclear with wider perspective and more passion from the previous experience.

We will move forward with true heart but not desperately as if we sprout a new bud in spring 2012 with cooperative study and discussion.


Party Leaders

Mr Seungsoo Ha
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International Secretary

Green Party Korea International Committee

Green Party Korea 2018 Local Election Report

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Korean Feminist candidate fares well in Seoul mayoral race despite opposition

Shin Ji-ye  (Photo credit: Yonhap), Shin Ji-ye election campaign, Eun-Young Go election campaign
Green Party candidate Shin Ji-ye who ran on a platform of feminism and the protection of animal rights surprised voters after finishing fourth in this year’s heavily contested Seoul mayor’s race. The feminist candidate won over 80,000 votes, according to the National Election Commission, fending off competition from the likes of left-wing candidate Kim Jong-min from the Justice Party. Shin is... more


Korea Green Party's 2018 elections for Korea's Seoul

On Jun. 13, South Korea is holding nationwide local elections. For the first time since its foundation in 2012, Green Party Korea candidates will appear on ballot papers across the country. 27-year-old Shin Ji-ye is the Green Party’s provisional candidate for the position of Seoul mayor. This position is seen as one of the most important political positions in the country, where around half of... more


Green Party Korea's Statement on the resumption of Nuclear Power plant construction

Green Party Korea refines its policies and activities for nuclear phase-out and continues to strive for the cancellation of the construction of Shin-Kori units 5 and 6 nuclear power plants and for nuclear phase-out! Read in this Korean Greens' statement how the party actively informs the public of the risks and costs of nuclear power generation, advances nuclear phase-out of Korean society, and... more


Korea & US Green Party's Joint-Statement against THAAD

Korean Greens and the Green Party of the United States published a joint statement on Monday, Sept. 19 against deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea.


Details Year Date % of vote Number of votes Reps Elected

The party obtained about 100,000 votes in total, accounting for 0.48% of the total votes. Korean law terminates the registration of political parties who do not pass the 3%. Therefore The Korea Green Party immediately began the activities needed for re-r

2012 19 Dec 0.48%  100000

Korea Greens climate actions

20 September, 2014
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Participants in the People's Climate March, a global civic movement to demand government action on climate change, pose in front of City Hall in central Seoul, Sunday, before marching to Jongno.  While Korea Greens members participated in the marches, the party prepared for a debate on the denuclearisation of Korea  토론회 -한국의 탈핵과 삼척 핵발전소 주민투표] 삼척 시민들이 신규 핵발전소 유치의 찬반을 묻는 주민투표를 10월 9일 개최할 예정입니다. 한국의... more


Koreans call for renewable energy

20 September, 2014
90+ activists: Avaaz, Korea Green Party, Green Environment Youth Korea (GEYK), and many other NGOs and individuals will march on the street to urge the city to have more Renewable energy ASAP. Route of People's Climate March in Korea: City Hall station exit #5 → City Hall three-way intersection → Moogyo St. → Moogyo-dong intersection → Gwanggyo intersection → Cheonggye 2 ga intersection → Jongno... more


Animal Welfare Act Enactment Campaign

15 September, 2014
The number of companion animals has risen rapidly but contrarily, in poor condition are regional and governmental institutions for protecting animals and co-existence with human beings. The Green Party has campaigned to revise Animal Protection Act wholly, to introduce the concept of Animal Welfare of farm animals and companion animals. To stand up as more effective political party in the 2014... more


No Electricity Tower in Milyang Campaign

15 September, 2014
In Korea, already 23 units of nuclear plants are in operation. The former government, however, accelerated nuclear plant increase policy. As a result, it is a big issue in Korean society that super-voltage electricity tower construction to transmit electricity, produced from nuclear plants, to metropolis and big industries. The super-voltage towers are in construction in Milyang, Gyeongsangnam-do... more


Safe Meals from Radioactivity Campaign

15 September, 2014
After the Fukushima crisis in Japan, radioactive-contaminated water effluence and contamination problems have influenced on Korea, especially resulting in hard conditions of guaranteeing safe meals. To secure safe meals for children and youths, who are more vulnerable to radioactivity, the Green Party has campaigned for promoting each region to enact regional ordinance for getting rid of... more


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News about Green Party Korea

Green Party Korea 2018 Local Election Report

(Shin, Ji-ye candidate for Seoul Mayor) & (Go, Eun-young candidate for Jeju Island Governor), Mr. Lee Kyung was the Greens candidate for Chungbuk province local council member
From Feminist Seoul Mayor to Jeju Governor with No Development“I am a Feminist Candidate for Seoul Mayor.” (Shin, Ji-ye candidate for Seoul Mayor)“Let’s Vote for our Dream! No Development, Yes Basic Income! (Go, Eun-young candidate for Jeju Island Governor)Green Party Korea (GP Korea) advanced Green politics to Korean society at the June 2018 election campaign; the party fielded 32 candidates in... more


Korean Feminist candidate fares well in Seoul mayoral race despite opposition

Shin Ji-ye  (Photo credit: Yonhap), Shin Ji-ye election campaign, Eun-Young Go election campaign
Green Party candidate Shin Ji-ye who ran on a platform of feminism and the protection of animal rights surprised voters after finishing fourth in this year’s heavily contested Seoul mayor’s race. The feminist candidate won over 80,000 votes, according to the National Election Commission, fending off competition from the likes of left-wing candidate Kim Jong-min from the Justice Party. Shin is... more


Korea Green Party's 2018 elections for Korea's Seoul

On Jun. 13, South Korea is holding nationwide local elections. For the first time since its foundation in 2012, Green Party Korea candidates will appear on ballot papers across the country. 27-year-old Shin Ji-ye is the Green Party’s provisional candidate for the position of Seoul mayor. This position is seen as one of the most important political positions in the country, where around half of... more


Green Party Korea's Statement on the resumption of Nuclear Power plant construction

Green Party Korea refines its policies and activities for nuclear phase-out and continues to strive for the cancellation of the construction of Shin-Kori units 5 and 6 nuclear power plants and for nuclear phase-out! Read in this Korean Greens' statement how the party actively informs the public of the risks and costs of nuclear power generation, advances nuclear phase-out of Korean society, and... more


Korea & US Green Party's Joint-Statement against THAAD

Korean Greens and the Green Party of the United States published a joint statement on Monday, Sept. 19 against deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea.


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