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Moon leads presidential poll for 12 weeks despite slip

Moon Jae-in of the liberal Democratic Party was the favorite presidential contender this week for the 12th straight week even after falling from his all-time high record, a poll showed Thursday.Moon g...

Updated : 2017.03.23 10:58

Presidential candidates to register with election watchdog in mid-April

South Korea's election watchdog is hastening its preparations for a rare presidential by-election to pick the successor of ousted President Park Geun-hye. The government fixed the voting date to May 9...

Updated : 2017.03.23 09:44

Moon postpones official declaration of election bid due to sunken ferry

Moon Jae-in of the liberal Democratic Party has postponed the official announcement of his presidential bid, as he seeks to restrain from campaigning due to the planned lifting of a passenger ferry th...

Updated : 2017.03.23 09:39

Moon-An rivalry turns nasty

South Chungcheong Province Gov. An Hee-jung, a presidential aspirant of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea, on Wednesday lashed out at front-runner Moon Jae-in, accusing him of a smear camp...

Updated : 2017.03.22 17:56

Former ruling party's presidential hopefuls rail against front-runner Moon

The conservative Liberty Korea Party's presidential contenders launched into tirades against their powerful liberal rival during their policy debate Wednesday.The primary debate of the former ruling p...

Updated : 2017.03.22 16:23

Presidential front-runner Moon vows to improve poverty subsidy

South Korea's presidential front-runner pledged Wednesday to scrap a regulation that denies a state subsidy to those who live below the poverty line but have income-earning family members to depend on...

Updated : 2017.03.22 11:48

Democratic Party begins polling to elect presidential candidate

The liberal Democratic Party on Wednesday began a 10-day vote to pick its candidate for the upcoming presidential election. The polling of the non-party electorate began at 7 a.m. at 250 stations acro...

Updated : 2017.03.22 11:03

Ex-President Park heads back home after questioning over corruption scandal

Former President Park Geun-hye headed back home Wednesday after over 21 hours of questioning by the prosecution on a string of corruption allegations that removed her from office earlier this month.Pa...

Updated : 2017.03.22 08:54

Former president’s remarks do little to soothe citizens’ anger

When former President Park Geun-hye appeared at the prosecutors’ office Tuesday to be questioned over the corruption scandal that brought her down, a crowd of reporters gathered outside the building ...

Updated : 2017.03.21 18:12

Park receives bribery grilling

Former President Park Geun-hye, who made her long-delayed appearance at the prosecution Tuesday for face-to-face questioning, locked horns with investigators over the corruption allegations that led t...

Updated : 2017.03.21 18:07

Moon goes public with phone number

Leading presidential hopeful Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea has made his phone number public in a bid to receive feedback from voters on his election pledges.He is the first presidential...

Updated : 2017.03.21 18:00

Appellate court upholds fine on liberal party chief

A Seoul appellate court on Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling to fine a liberal party chief for violating election laws but stopped short of revoking her parliamentary seat.Rep. Choo Mi-ae of the Dem...

Updated : 2017.03.21 15:42

Parties urge Park to reveal truth behind scandal

South Korean political parties on Tuesday urged former President Park Geun-hye to own up to her wrongdoing and sincerely apologize to the people."Former President Park must apologize to the people and...

Updated : 2017.03.21 11:07

Ex-ruling party narrows down presidential contenders to 4

The conservative Liberty Korea Party on Monday narrowed down its presidential contenders to four in the second round of its in-house competition to pick its single nominee for the May 9 presidential e...

Updated : 2017.03.20 19:12

Conservative party candidates split over probe into Park

Two candidates competing to become the presidential nominee of the minor conservative Bareun Party expressed different views Monday on the possible arrest of former President Park Geun-hye.Park is sch...

Updated : 2017.03.20 17:48