Começa a corrida presidencial na Coreia do Sul
February 16, 2022 - Os candidatos presidenciais na Coreia do Sul começam formalmente a campanga na terça-feira, no que pode ser a corrida mais disputada em 20 anos entre os dois principais partidos, dominados por escândalos que permitiram a emergência de um terceiro candidato que pode vir a ser o fiel da balança.
Polls say voters are looking for a president who can clean up polarised politics and corruption, and tackle the runaway housing prices and deepening inequality that have dogged Asia’s fourth-largest economy, according to Reuters.
Curbing North Korea's weapons tests and resuming talks would be a plus, but even a record month of missile testing by Pyongyang in January hasn’t made foreign policy a key issue for the March 9 vote in South Korea.
But the major issues named in the polls have been overshadowed by scandals and petty controversies, ranging from allegations of abuse of power to spats over one candidate’s relationship with a shaman and an anal acupuncturist, Reuters said.