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Graphic shows profiles of the main candidates in South Korea’s presidential election.


What to know about South Korea’s presidential election

March 8, 2022 - South Korea’s presidential candidates wind up their last day on the campaign trail ahead of Wednesday’s election. The winner of the single-round, nationwide poll becomes the next president and will serve one five-year term.

Recent polls have shown the two main candidates – Lee Jae-myung of the ruling Democratic Party and Yoon Suk-yeol of the conservative People Power Party – to be running neck-and-neck, with Yoon slightly ahead. No new polling is allowed to be published from March 3 until voting ends on election day, according to Bloomberg.

PUBLISHED: 08/03/2022; STORY: Graphic News