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[labor news] Incompetent lawmakers thwart constitutional revision, critics say
▲ Protesters hold signs criticizing lawmakers for time wasting and ideology slanders in the legal process of the amendment of the Constitution. They also call for the constitutional reform that shall embed, among others, the value of labor and full guarantee of basic labor rights. (archive photo by Jeong Ki-hoon/The Labor Today)

President Moon Jae-in said during a cabinet meeting held on the morning of April 24 at the Blue House that "Because the National Referendum Act was not revised by the legal deadline(April 23), the same day voting on the national referendum for the revision of the Constitution and local elections on June 13 fell through." This can be regarded as President Moon's proclamation that he was not able to keep his presidential election campaign promise to revise the Constitution in the upcoming June local elections this year.

reported by Kim Hak-tae
translated by Kim Sung-jin

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