The students of the College of the Social Science are voting for the election.
/Photograph by Kim Ji-min
For the upcoming 2018, the election of the student councils, the General Representative Council (GRC), and the Preparing Committee for Graduation (PCG) took place from November 20th to 23rd. In the vote counting, the “Turning Point” party (Kim Jung-do, Song Su-hun) was elected as the 50th General Student Council (GSC). For the 31st General Coed Student Council (GCSC), “Moving” party (Yun Won-jeong, Kang Hyeon-ju) was elected. However, there were some incidents during the election.
“Turning Point,” the elected party of the 50th GSC encountered one difficulty after another. On November 13th, during the electioneering, the campaigners of the party confirmed that a Donggukian randomly ripped or burned their banners and posters. The assailant turned out to be the one in the College of Buddhist Studies. According to the campaign committee, all the misdeeds by the Donggukian have been committed by heavy drinking. The student showed sincere apology to the “Turning Point” party. For the sake of sincere apology, the chairperson of the 50th GSC, Kim Jung-do delivered his stance that he decided to forgive him.
Also, during the election, the “Turning Point” party asked for the extension of the voting. The original date for the poll was set to be from November 20th to 22nd. However, on the last day, the voter turnout for the GSC was 49.61 percent. With such voter turnout, the voting would be nullified and leads to by-election. Therefore, the “Turning Point” party requested to extend the election. As a result, with extra day of the election, the “Turning Point” party was elected with 78.86 percent of favorable votes.
While some of the candidates were elected, several units do not have their representatives. With the absence of the candidates, the student councils of three colleges (Natural Science, Engineering, and Law) were not able to have an election. In the case of the Student Council of the College of the Social Science, the election was invalidated because of the low voter turnout. Additionally, after the vote counting, the Central Election Management Committee proclaimed that the GRC and the Student Council of the College of Buddhist Studies need to have a by-election, in that the margin of error exceeding three percent. Moreover, the voting of the PCG has been invalidated since the error rate went over five percent. The by-election for GRC and the Student Council of the College of Buddhist Studies was proceeded from November 29th to 30th. However, the by-election for both of them has been foundered again with the five percent of the error rate.
With several happenings, all the elections have been finished. The chairperson of the 50th GSC, Kim Jung-do commented, “I want to make a university, with Donggukians that students would like to attend, and be proud of.”
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