Some 54.4% of the Korean people supported the resignation of former Co-Chairman Ahn Cheol-soo of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD) from the party while 29% said it was wrong to do so. This was disclosed by Korea’s leading Korean-language daily Joong-Ang Ilbo on Dec. 15, 2015 as a result of a survey conducted on a total of 800 men and women in Korea. On the question, “Who is responsible for the division of the NPAD and the resultant departure of Ahn from the party,” 44% of the respondents said Chairman Moon Jae-in of the NPAD was responsible for the division of the party while only 12% found Ahn responsible.
However, the responses were different from the above when the same questions were asked the supporters of the NPAD. On the question who was responsible for the division, 54% of the respondents said Ahn was wrong while only 35 supported Ahn’s bolting from the party. On the question, “Who was responsible for the division in the NPAD,” too, 24% said Ahn was wrong while 21% found Moon wrong.
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