Could coronavirus win an election for South Korea’s president?
19 April 2020 | 9:00 am
South Korea is holding a national election that has turned into a referendum on President Moon's successful coronavirus crisis management. The popularity of the once beleaguered politician has soared, just in time.
Park Geun-hye was due to serve 24 years for corruption and abuse of power following her impeachment in 2017. The current president said her pardon was in the interest of "national harmony."
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South Korea's prime minister has asked people to not "panic" as the country sees a record high in daily COVID-19 infections. Meanwhile, Hong Kong will test its entire population in March. DW has the latest.
South Korea's presidential candidates formally began campaigning on Tuesday. It's set to be the tightest race in 20 years between the two main parties. The two leading candidates have been dogged by scandals and are plagued with high disapproval ratings.
More than 6 million people around the world have died from COVID-related causes, according to the US Johns Hopkins University. Meanwhile, Hong Kong is struggling with a surge in cases.
South Koreans went to the polls on Wednesday March 9 to elect a new president. Perhaps unsurprisingly for one of the most connected countries in the world, candidates for the top job used technology in a bid to connect with as many voters as possible, especially younger ones. Our correspondents report on the digital tools that have shaped the election campaign, from AI-generated clones of candidates to metaverse virtual reality platforms.
South Korea's opposition conservatives have won the presidency after one of the most bitterly contested campaigns in recent history. Conservative candidate Yoon Suk-yeol took the vote by slightly less than 1%.
Earlier this month, South Korea held one of its most closely contested presidential elections in recent history. Conservative candidate Yoon Suk-yeol weaponised a sexist blacklash against feminism and won the race by just over 263,000 votes. Despite the slim margin, South Korean feminists fear the consequences for women will be severe, especially for a country that already has the largest gender pay gap among developed nations. Journalist and author Hawon Jung joined us on Perspective to tell us more.
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