Did Mrs. Kim Geon-hee exercise the right to reject the special prosecutor law? What is the public opinion?
President Yoon Suk-yeol and his wife, Mrs. Kim Geon-hee, returned to Korea after concluding their state visit to the Netherlands on the 15th. However, domestically, it seems that President Yoon still has a significant challenge to overcome. This is because the legislative review of 'Mrs. Kim Geon-hee's special prosecutor law,' proposed by President Yoon, is scheduled for the main session of the National Assembly on the 28th.
In the case of the special prosecutor law, it can be decided by the presence of a majority of lawmakers and the approval of a majority of the attending members, making it practically passable for the Democratic Party, which holds 168 seats. However, President Yoon has the power to veto. In this case, a majority attendance and approval by more than two-thirds of the attending members are required for the law to be enacted.
As for the 'Mrs. Kim Geon-hee special prosecutor law veto power,' the public opinion is predominantly in favor of "President Yoon should not exercise the veto power." According to a Gallup poll commissioned by the Kukmin Ilbo and conducted nationwide from the 7th to the 8th of the month among 1,033 eligible voters aged 18 and older, 70% of respondents expressed the view that the veto power should not be exercised. Seoul had the highest percentage at 77%, and in Busan, Ulsan, and Gyeongnam, negative responses to the veto power, at 50%, seemed to be prevailing.