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South Korea’s First Anti Terror Bill Passed

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After nine day’s Filibuster, South Korea passed its first Anti -Terror Bill that was brought up 15 years ago in 2001 after the US 9/11 attacks. It had repeatedly failed to enact the law due to fears of use of abusive power by the country’s spy agency.

South Korea

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  • Among 300 Parliamentarians, only 156 voted in favour of the bill. The opposition lawmakers delivered nonstop speeches in order to intentionally delay the passing of the bill.
  • The record breaking Filibuster lasted for 192 hours, with one of the members setting a After nine day’s Filibuster, South Korea passed its first Anti -Terror Bill that was brought up 15 years ago in 2001 after the US 9/11 attacks.
  • It had repeatedly failed to enact the law due to fears of use of abusive power by the country’s spy agency.
  • Among 300 Parliamentarians, only 156 voted in favour of the bill. The opposition lawmakers delivered nonstop speeches in order to intentionally delay the passing of the bill.

The record breaking Filibuster lasted for 192 hours, with one of the members setting a record by delivering a speech lasting 12 hours and 31 minutes.

South Korea

  • Ruling Party: Saenuri Party
  • Opposition: Minjoo Party
  • Currency: South Korean WON
  • Capital: Seoul
  • PM: Hwang Kyo -ahn
  • President: Park Geun- hye
  • Continent: Asia