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Rep. Hahn Hwa-Gahp to Form "Party for Peace and Democracy" to Succeed Kim Dae-Jung
Establishment Ceremony to Be Held at 2 p.m. April 8
S. Korea's senior politician
Hahn Hwa Gahp
Photo Courtesy of Break News

Former Democratic Party leader Hahn Hwa-Gahp (ˣ) will create a new liberal party "Party for Peace and Democracy (PPD: ) in his bid to promote the spirit and values of the late President Kim Dae-Jung, Hahn's aide announced recently.

The aide said that the "Little DJ," affectionately called after the nickname of the late President Kim Dae-Jung, will declare the formation of PPD in a founding ceremony to be held in Seoul at 2 p.m. on April 8, 2010.

In the ceremony Hahn will be chosen as PPD president. PPD party flatforms will also be adopted.

Over 2,000 followers of Rep. Hahn Hwa-Gahp and late President Kim Dae-Jung, novel peace laureaute, will join the ceremony to be held at Kim Koo Museum and Library in Hyochang-dong, Yongsan-gu.

In the pre-released statement Hahn said that he and other followers of DJ will declare that "the formation of PPD is the turning point to "restore the authenticity and identity of South Korea's orthodox opposition party."

"We try to avoid political extreamism, whether extream conservatism or radical leftism," the statement read. "We pursue political harmony through dialogue and compromise."

In the statment Hahn also stressed the need for the political leaders' role in improving the livelihood of the people through the politics of cooperations among the political parties.

The five PPD regional chapters will also be established in Gyeonggi Province, Incheon, Gwangju, and both Jeolla provinces, respectively, according to the aide.

Currently, Rep. Hahn leads the East and West Cooperation Foundation, a research foundation for politics and diplomacy.

PPD President Hahn Hwa-Gahp was in Shinan-gun (County), South Jeolla Province, on Feb. 1, 1939.

Hahn graduated from the prestigious Seoul National University with a degree in diplomacy.

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