The Democratic Party of Korea, also known as Minjoo, is a liberal political party in South Korea. The first Democratic Party was founded on 17 February 2008 as a merger of the Uri Party and other center-left parties, and the first party merged with the Citizens Unity Party to form the Democratic United Party on 15 December 2011. In March 2014, the DUP merged with the New Political Vision Party to form the current Democratic Party of Korea. In 2017, the Democratic Party gained power in the government after President Park Geun-hye of the Saenuri party was impeached, and Moon Jae-in became president. That same year, the party won 120/300 National Assembly seats, 9/17 municipal mayor and gubernatorial seats, and 1,581/3,913 seats within local government.


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