Opposition leaders quit over election defeat

The two leaders of the main opposition party offered to resign Thursday, taking responsibility for its crushing defeat in the parliamentary by-elections. Reps. Ahn Cheol-soo and Kim Han-gil, cochairmen of the New Politics Alliance...

Conservative sweeps liberal home turf

Saenuri Party candidate Lee Jung-hyun defeated his liberal opponent in Wednesday’s by-elections at a constituency in South Jeolla Province, a region long considered to be a progressive stronghold.Lee’s victory in the Suncheon-Go...

Elections raise rookies, bring down big guns

Wednesday’s parliamentary by-elections have produced a number of results as unexpected as the ruling Saenuri Party’s overwhelming victory. The elections have left New Politics Alliance for Democracy heavyweights floundering, whi...

Defeated Sohn Hak-kyu retires from politics

Former opposition leader Sohn Hak-kyu announced Thursday that he will retire from politics following his by-election defeat. New Politics Alliance for Democracy’s senior advisor Sohn had run for Gyeonggi Province’s Suwon-C const...