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Lee has closed-door meeting with Yoon's former campaign chief

All News 23:06 February 06, 2022

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- Ruling party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung on Sunday held a closed-door meeting with a former campaign chief for his main opposition rival Yoon Suk-yeol, political sources said.

Lee of the Democratic Party met Kim Chong-in, a former campaign chief for Yoon of the main opposition People Power Party, at Kim's personal office in central Seoul earlier in the night and discussed ways to overcome social and economic issues stemming from COVID-19, the sources noted.

The meeting came amid growing attention on whether Kim would join the ruling bloc to support Lee's campaign following his departure from the rival Yoon's campaign in early January.

"As far as I know the meeting was arranged at the behest of Lee in his bid to hear from various people over ways to overcome South Korea's (current) crisis after proclaiming he will employ talented people regardless of political sides," one of the sources said.

This file photo shows Lee Jae-myung, the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party, and Kim Chong-in, a former campaign chief for Yoon Suk-yeol, the presidential candidate of the People Power Party. (Yonhap)

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