The Democratic Party is a legitimate political party in the Republic of Korea and represents the democratic forces which have led popular movements for peace, democracy and reform over the last 50 years in history of Korea.
It is a party of legitimacy and democratic conscience. It is composed of spirit which had fought for Korea's independence movement against Japanese imperialism.
We are also the Party which has been committed to the principles of the country proposed by the Korea provisional government and has been shared(oriented) by the anti-dictatorship and democratic movements, such as the 4.19 Revolution (1960), the 5.18 Gwangju Democratization Movement(1980) and the June Movement for Democratization (1987).
We are the Party which is against authoritarian and dictatorial forces with all odds and persecution..
We are the Party which works for stability of the middle class and dream for the underprivileged. We are to uphold the reforms of politics and society and greatly upgrade the economic justice of Korea.
We also pursue and enhance the socio-economic benefits and welfare of all citizens, based on the economic growth through harmony and balance.
In addition, we shall give the highest priorities to the issue of national unification-an issue which has been exploited for domestic partisan politics.
We had pursued unprecedented changes and reforms in the political history of Korea throughout the 10 years (1998~2007) of the Kim Dae-jung Administration (the People’s Government) and the Roh Moo-hyun Administration (the Participatory Government).
We broke down authoritarianism and led a political reform and set a foundation for peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsular.
We also overcame the IMF economic crisis and established a welfare system for better quality of the Korean people's lives.
We shall continue to strive for the development of democracy and revitalization of the Korean economy and peace on the Korean Peninsular.
We shall concentrate all our effort to enhance universal values; so-called human rights, freedom and democracy.
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