Ruling party in S. Korea faces mass defections
This row is about the liberal Uri Party-which was the ruling-and the Grand National Party. Many of the politicians defected, leaving the Uri Party in great big mess with elections coming up this year. Word is, the Grand National Party wants a much harder line on North Korea, and the people apparently want this as well. Right now the president of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun, has disappointed many people. He is not very liked. To read about this, CNN has an article. If that link is no longer working, try this one.