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The People First Party
, was a political party
A political party is a political organization that typically seeks to influence government policy, usually by nominating their own candidates and trying to seat them in political office. Parties participate in electoral campaigns, educational outreach or protest actions...
in South Korea
The Republic of Korea , , is a sovereign state in East Asia, located on the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. It is neighbored by the People's Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east, North Korea to the north, and the East China Sea and Republic of China to the south...
. It is led by Sim Dae-pyung and Shin Kook-hwan. Its profile is center-right, conservative
Conservatism is a political and social philosophy that promotes the maintenance of traditional institutions and supports, at the most, minimal and gradual change in society. Some conservatives seek to preserve things as they are, emphasizing stability and continuity, while others oppose modernism...
. The party is based in the central provinces of Chungcheong
Chungcheong was one of the eight provinces of Korea during the Joseon Dynasty. Chungcheong was located in the southwest of Korea...
. The group absorbed the small opposition United Liberal Democrats
The United Liberal Democrats was a liberal conservative political party in South Korea, whose support mostly came from Chungcheong region. In the 2004 parliamentary election, it gained only 4 seats in the National Assembly, and its president Kim Jong-pil announced his retirement from politics...
also based in the region. It has currently 5 seats in the South Korean parliament.
On February 12, 2008,the People's First Party announced that it was merging with the Liberty Forward Party
Liberty Forward Party is a conservative political party in South Korea. This party was created by Lee Hoi Chang, the current party president, after the 2007 presidential election. On 12th February 2008 the party merged with the People First Party. The LFP got 18 seats in the 18th Parliamentary...
led by Lee Hoi-chang. Because the new party will take the Liberty Forward Party name, the party is essentially dissolved.