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Teenagers Demand Right to Vote in 2020 General Elections

Teenagers Demand Right to Vote in 2020 General Elections

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A number of South Korean teenagers directly called on the National Assembly to pass fast-track bills on electoral reform so that they can participate in next year’s general elections. The Candlelight Coalition for the Enactment of Human Rights Law for Youth, comprised of 370 civil groups, held a rally [...]

Turkish Newspapers Disparage Korean Model of Development Ahead of Elections

Turkish Newspapers Disparage Korean Model of Development Ahead of Elections

SEOUL, Jun. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — As a season of elections, both parliamentary and presidential, dawn upon Turkey, a series of disparaging and distorted press reports on South Korea have been published. On May 31, Turkish daily Yeni Şafak published a column that criticized the current discourse calling for a “Korean model” of economic development, [...]

National Election Commission Warns Voters of Big Data Analysis Ahead of Election

National Election Commission Warns Voters of Big Data Analysis Ahead of Election

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The National Election Commission has warned voters and the media ahead of the presidential election scheduled for next month that big data analysis must not be confused with election polls. The independent agency that overlooks elections and referendums said in a statement yesterday that the results of big data [...]

Presidential Election Campaigns Officially Takes off with 15 Contenders

Presidential Election Campaigns Officially Takes off with 15 Contenders

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The official electioneering period for the country’s upcoming presidential election began Monday with 15 hopefuls vying for the top elected office.  The 22-day campaign period will end one day before the May 9 election, according to the National Election Commission.  A total of 15 candidates registered to run for [...]

Korean-Americans behind Trump’s Election

Korean-Americans behind Trump’s Election

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Some Korean-Americans supported Donald Trump’s surprise election as U.S. president and are expected to be given roles in the incoming government.  Most representative of them are Lisa Shin, an eye doctor living in New Mexico; Michelle Park Steel, vice chair of California’s Orange County Board of Supervisors; RNC Asian [...]

S. Korea’s Financial Authorities on ‘Utmost’ Alert after Trump’s Win

S. Korea’s Financial Authorities on ‘Utmost’ Alert after Trump’s Win

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s top financial regulator said Wednesday the related authorities will do their best for market stabilization with an “utmost sense of tension,” as Americans caught the world off guard by choosing Donald Trump as their next president.  “Following the U.S. presidential elections, the expansion of swings at South [...]