Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Moon Jae-in will be the president of South Korea

Following French one, the South Korean Presidential vote was conducted on May 9th, 2017. The exit poll suggested the victory of Moon Jae-in, the leader of Democratic Party, as expected before.

CNN: South Korea election: Exit poll points to Moon Jae-in win

Moon is leading a liberal party. It means that left-winged politician will occupy the presidential seat after an interval of nine years.

In addition, Moon has a relatively generous policy to North Korea, different from other candidates. It seems many South Korean people do not want to deteriorate the tension with North Korea.

On the other hand, South Korea is eager to compensate the delay of domestic policy making due to dismissed Park, the ex-president. The new president will soon begin to administer the parliament in spite of the tradition in the past.

The Strait Times: Elected South Korean president to take office immediately

Moon is also well known as hating Japan. Regardless of his own ideology, however, he would not have won the vote if he had not claimed the cancel of the Korean-Japan agreement about comfort women in the WWII era which was contracted during the Park administration. Hatred against Japan is a common strategy in the presidential campaign in Korea. But, if Korea cancels the agreement, Japan will become difficult to trust Korea, I am afraid. And it is no good for the both nations at all.

By the way, the son of Moon is suspected to have got a job with an illegal way, according to the media. If the suspect is serious, Moon will face a difficult situation soon.

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