[Election 2017] Who will be the choice of largest voter group?

The number of voters in Seoul, Incheon and Gyeonggi Province makes up about half of the total 42.4 million who are eligible to vote. Some have highlighted the possibility that those in the Seoul met...

Updated : 2017.05.09 17:10

[Election 2017] Will Chungcheong cast the winning vote again?

Presidential candidates -- who lost in Daejeon, South and North Chungcheong provinces -- lost most past elections. Front-runner Moon Jae-in was leading in the Chungcheong region until May 3, when th...

Updated : 2017.05.09 16:29

[Election 2017] Shops turn into polling booths

The presidential election and a hair salon may seem incongruous, but some polling venues for the 19th presidential election in South Korea on Tuesday were designated inside unlikely commercial shops ...

Updated : 2017.05.09 16:05

[Election 2017] Heightened political interest, early voting boost voter participation

With the nation more politically engaged than ever after months of turmoil, South Koreans turned out in droves to elect their new president Tuesday, pushing voter turnout to the highest level in rece...

Updated : 2017.05.09 16:01

[Election 2017] Art of voting proof shots: ‘I voted!’

One scene that stands out in this year’s presidential election is a wealth of “proof shots” going viral on the internet and social media. As polling stations opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday, citizens we...

Updated : 2017.05.09 15:47

[Election 2017] Who will top Gwangju and Jeolla provinces?

As Honam records the highest turnout by region, attention is being paid to the counting of ballots to find who will be the winner between liberal candidate Moon Jae-in and centrist Ahn Cheol-soo in t...

Updated : 2017.05.09 15:22

[Election 2017] Gwangju has highest turnout so far; Busan lowest among 8 cities

Gwangju showed the highest turnout of 61.2 percent among the eight major cities nationwide at the halfway stage of voting today, while Busan ranked last with 52.6 percent. Voters cast ballots at a p...

Updated : 2017.05.09 14:05

[Election 2017] Will final turnout reach 80%?

Tension is building on whether the final voter turnout will reach 80 percent for the first time in 20 years, which would reflect the public’s eagerness for political change. The figure as of 11 a.m...

Updated : 2017.05.09 11:46

[Election 2017] Favorite Moon Jae-in casts his vote

Moon Jae-in of the liberal Democratic Party of Korea cast his vote with his wife, Kim Jung-sook, in Hongeun Middle School in Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, early Tuesday. Wearing a blue suit with a white shir...

Updated : 2017.05.09 11:25

[Election 2017] Making election coverage entertaining

As the nation goes to the polls to elect its 12th president following 60 days of frenzied campaigning, TV networks are in a ratings battle of their own for the historical vote count. Broadcasters ar...

Updated : 2017.05.08 17:35

[Election 2017] Tech giants aim to provide accurate, real-time data for presidential election

As South Korea prepares to hold its 19th presidential election Tuesday, the country’s major internet companies have set out to provide the public with accurate, timely and convenient information abo...

Updated : 2017.05.08 15:44

[Election 2017] Nation goes to polls

South Koreans go to the polls Tuesday to fill a void in the nation’s highest office, two months after former occupant President Park Geun-hye was expelled. Fourteen hours, from 6 a.m., will be give...

Updated : 2017.05.08 15:41

[Election 2017] Candidates make last-ditch appeals

On Monday, the day before Election Day, the five leading presidential candidates made their last-ditch appeals, asserting they are the only person who can safeguard national values and deliver on vot...

Updated : 2017.05.08 15:27

[Election 2017] Pressing timeline overshadows policy talks

Having witnessed a sitting president ousted over a corruption scandal, the candidates of this year’s snap presidential election each vowed to prioritize integrity and provide the public with detaile...

Updated : 2017.05.08 15:26

[Election 2017] KH explains: South Korean presidential election

South Koreans go to the polls Tuesday after eight months of political turmoil saw President Park Geun-hye removed by a massive, but peaceful, grassroots rebellion. Whoever wins the election will hav...

Updated : 2017.05.08 14:58
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