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South Korea Presidential Election: Who Will You Vote For?

South Korea Presidential Election: Who Will You Vote For?

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With a few votes cast already by overseas Koreans and a few locals, tomorrow Tuesday, May 9th, citizens will be going out to vote in one of the most important election in the country’s history. Citizens successfully got former President Park Geun-Hye, now held up as prisoner 503, impeached through weeks of peaceful protests that awed the world and changed history in Korea as she became Korea’s first president to be successfully impeached.

Here is a breakdown of the top five candidates and their proposed policies:

Moon Jae In

✅ North Korea – sanctions and dialogue

✅ Resuming Gaeseong industrial complex

✅ Renegotiate comfort women’s deal

✅ Jobs – Creation of 800,000 public jobs and 500,000 new private sector jobs

✅ Chaebol – Wants transparency in management

✅ Tax – Increase of tax for high-income earners

❌ THAAD – incoming administration should decide

❌ Strategic deployment of nuclear weapons – Against


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Ahn Cheol Soo

✅ THAAD – Supports

✅ North Korea – Sanctions and dialogue

✅ Job creations for more young people

✅ Cheobol – Wants transparency in management

✅ Tax – Tax increase with more transparency

✅ Renegotiate comfort women’s deal

❌ Strategic deployment of nuclear weapons – Against

❌ No immediate resumption for Gaeseong industrial complex


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Hong Joon-pyo

✅ THAAD – Strongly supports

✅ Jobs – Entirely up to businesses and organizations

✅ Tax – Corporate tax reductions

✅ Renegotiate comfort women’s deal

✅ Strategic deployment of nuclear weapons – Strongly supports

✅ Chaebol – No reform

❌ North Korea – Stronger sanctions

❌ Gaeseong industrial complex – Against


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Yoo Seong-min

✅ THAAD – A few more needed

✅ Strategic deployment of nuclear weapons – Worth considering

✅ Tax – Corporate tax increase

✅ Jobs – Limit big companies’ non-regular worker

✅ Renegotiate comfort women’s deal

❌ Chaebol – More punishment for corruption

❌ North Korea – Stronger sanctions

❌ No immediate resumption for Gaeseong industrial complex


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Sim Sang-jung

✅ North Korea – More concilatory and peaceful approach

✅ Resuming Gaeseong industrial complex

✅ Renegotiate comfort women’s deal

✅ Tax – Corporate tax increase

✅ Cheobol – Wants transparency in management

✅ Jobs – Change laws about companies misusing under paid non-regular workers

❌ Strategic deployment of nuclear weapons – Worth considering

❌ THAAD – A few more needed


South Korea presidential election: Who will be the next South Korea president? Let us know in the poll below.

? Who will become Korea’s next president?
RESULT
Moon Jae In22 votes ( 63% )
Ahn Cheol Soo7 votes ( 20% )
Hong Joon-pyo2 votes ( 6% )
Yoo Seong-min1 votes ( 3% )
Sim Sang-jung3 votes ( 9% )

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