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Rival candidates in neck-and-neck race, but Yoon-Ahn unification effect not reflected
The two main presidential candidates, Lee Jae-myung of the ruling liberal Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and Yoon Suk-yeol of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP), were in a neck-and-neck race in opinion polls conducted before March 2. But the effects of Yoon's unification of candidacies with Ahn Cheol-soo of the minor opposition conservative People's Party, announce...
Tight presidential race attracting record turnout in early voting
With the two main rival parties, the ruling liberal Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and the main opposition conservative People Power Party (PPP), actively encouraging their supporters to participate in early voting for the 20th presidential election, the turnout is expected to reach a record high. The turnout on the first day was 17.6 percent, compared with 11.7 percent from...
Dos and don'ts on Election Day
With the country's 20th presidential election set to take place on March 9, there are several things that voters should be aware of when casting their ballots.
Rival candidates clash over cash handouts, tax increase
The two leading presidential candidates, Lee Jae-myung of the ruling liberal Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and Yoon Suk-yeol of the main opposition conservative People Power Party (PPP) clashed over the issue of cash handouts during the third and final TV debate held at KBS studio in Seoul, Wednesday. Yoon criticized Lee for his basic income proposal, claiming it would incr...
Ruling party adopts political reform bill seeking multiparty coalition
With the March 9 presidential election just around the corner, the liberal ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) has adopted a comprehensive political reform bill aimed at better distributing power among different parties, in a bid to woo minor parties.
Presidential race enters final stretch with no overwhelming frontrunner
The presidential race has entered its final stretch with none of the candidates taking an overwhelming lead. A single opposition candidacy deal between main opposition People Power Party (PPP) presidential candidate Yoon Suk-yeol and People's Party presidential candidate Ahn Cheol-soo fell through Sunday, but Yoon said he is willing to meet Ahn and will continue to wait for h...
Early voting kicks off for Korean nationals overseas
The 20th presidential election has kicked off ,with the start of early voting for Korean nationals abroad.
KOICA, UN emphasize peace amid global crises
The leaders of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the United Nations have vowed to maintain their efforts for peaceful diplomatic solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.
ROK Army to test operate Hanwha's infantry fighting vehicle
The Korean Army has set up an action plan to test operate an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) known as the Redback, which was developed by local firm Hanwha Defense.
Smear campaigns reach fever pitch
The two leading presidential candidates' smear campaigns against each other has reached a fever pitch, with the March 9 presidential election just a few weeks away.
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