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This Year’s Presidential Election Set Plethora of New Records

This Year’s Presidential Election Set Plethora of New Records

SEOUL, March. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The presidential election won by main opposition candidate Yoon Suk-yeol set a variety of new records. First off, the conservative candidate won the election by the smallest number of votes against the progressive contender. Varying results from a number of public opinion surveys prevented election authorities from choosing the [...]

S. Korea Prepares Separate Voting Areas, Hospital Polling Stations amid Soaring COVID-19 Cases

S. Korea Prepares Separate Voting Areas, Hospital Polling Stations amid Soaring COVID-19 Cases

SEOUL, March 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Separate voting booths were set up for those infected with COVID-19, including 10 special polling stations at big hospitals, as early voting got under way for next week’s presidential election amid soaring virus cases. This year’s election takes place as the wave of the omicron variant has been spreading [...]

Presidential Election Campaigns Face Pandemic

Presidential Election Campaigns Face Pandemic

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — With the presidential election taking place in less than a month, presidential candidates are focusing on creating effective campaign strategies that require fewer people amid the pandemic. The ruling Democratic Party is considering the introduction of ‘drive-in’ campaigns, in which the party’s presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung will give outdoor [...]

Assembly Panel Passes Bill Allowing COVID-19 Patients to Vote Between 6-7:30 p.m. in Presidential Election

Assembly Panel Passes Bill Allowing COVID-19 Patients to Vote Between 6-7:30 p.m. in Presidential Election

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A parliamentary panel on Thursday passed a bill to allow COVID-19 patients and people in quarantine to vote from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the day of the March 9 presidential election after regular polling closes. The revision to the Public Official Election Act passed the National Assembly’s [...]