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Leading presidential contenders exchange sharp-tongued criticism
The two leading presidential candidates bitterly criticized each other on the third day of their respective nationwide tours after official campaign period kicked off Tuesday.Campaigning in Seoul, Thursday, Lee Jae-myung of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) renewed his attack against his rival, Yoon Suk-yeol, of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP), likening ...
Lee, Yoon agree president has too much power, disagree on details
The two leading presidential candidates, Lee Jae-myung of the ruling Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) and Yoon Suk-yeol of the main opposition People Power Party (PPP), share the view that under the current scheme, too much power is given to the president. So they have both vowed to diffuse power to improve the presidential office's efficacy in handling and overseeing state af...
Startup founder from Cameroon finds Korea's potential as global green business hub
Tichaa Johnson Penn, CEO of EcoLinks, a platform for solar energy projects linking investors and constructors, first came to Korea in 2017 as an international student from Cameroon through a Korean government scholarship program. Johnson said he did not really know much about Korea when he was back in Cameroon, other than the fact that Korea is where Samsung Electronics and L...
COVID-19 patients can vote in presidential election
People who test positive for COVID-19 after the early voting period for the upcoming presidential election will be able to cast their ballots on March 9, under the government's new scheme to run the polling booths for an additional 1.5 hours for the patients.
Ahn proposes fielding single opposition candidate to Yoon
Minor opposition People's Party candidate Ahn Cheol-soo officially proposed fielding a single presidential candidate to main opposition People Power Party (PPP) candidate Yoon Suk-yeol, Sunday, in a bid to ensure a “landslide victory” against the ruling party. His proposal came as the race for the March 9 presidential election enters the final stretch with most candidates of ...
Lee vows to destroy illegal Chinese fishing boats
Lee Jae-myung, the presidential candidate of the ruling liberal Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), has drawn concern and derision from opposition parties for his recent remarks that if elected, he would instruct the military to fire upon and destroy illegal Chinese fishing boats, which have become a headache for South Korean fishermen in the West Sea.
Anti-China sentiment emerges as new variable in presidential election
Anti-China sentiment, which erupted suddenly due to controversial decisions by judges at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, has become an unexpected variable swaying the upcoming presidential election, with swing voters in their 20s and 30s responding emotionally to the incidents. Rival political parties are scrambling to take a dig at China in order to appeal to those voters....
Ruling party's defense of Lee and wife backfires
The ruling liberal Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) is trying to defend its presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung and his wife Kim Hye-kyung who are embroiled in allegations of abuse of power, but the party's efforts have turned out to be counterproductive, instead, stirring up further controversy.
COVID-19 could limit citizens' right to vote
The coronavirus is set to place limits on the suffrage of Koreans who are eligible to vote unless proper measures are taken.
No surefire winner in first TV debate
The first TV debate among four of the presidential candidates was held Thursday evening, with a little more than a month to go until the March 9 election, but there was no one who left the arena having clearly impressed the viewers. The debate ― cohosted by the three local broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS ― drew much attention as many voters said that they would consider the con...
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