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pol133j april26 - April 26, 2011 Presidency &...

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April 26, 2011 o What are the sources and limitations of presidential power in Korea? o South Korean president’s authority by constitution is weaker than American president Install his own people in important seats in his cabinet and assembly But prime minister is nominated by president and approved by national assembly – element of parliamentary – prime minister does not have strong power; not big constraint; sometimes a constraint Kim Dae Jung elected president with support with Kim Jongpil = 97; transfer power of conservative and liberal 3 part merger – (conservatives) traditional ruling party of Chun Doo hwan + Kim Young sam and Kim Jongpil against Kim Dae Jung – later split and Kim Dae Jung partner with Kim Jongpil May 16 th – Kim Jongpil was part of Park Chung-hee’s second man Kim Jongpil’s party was minor party – agree with Kim Dae jung that he will chose Prime minister with recommendation with Kim Jong pil
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