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[Breaking] Park Won-soon wins party candidacy to rerun for Seoul mayor

The ruling Democratic Party of Korea on Friday confirmed incumbent Park Won-soon as the candidate for the mayor of Seoul for the June local elections.

Park Won-soon (Yonhap)
Park Won-soon (Yonhap)

Last month, Park had officially announced his candidacy for a third term Thursday. He beat against four-term lawmaker Park Young-sun and three-term lawmaker Woo Sang-ho for the party’s nomination.

Park will be running against former presidential hopeful Ahn Cheol-soo of the minor Bareunmirae Party and former Gyeonggi Province Gov. Kim Moon-soo of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party.

Park, a lawyer-turned-civic activist, is already the longest serving Seoul mayor since 2011.

The party, meanwhile, also selected Lee Jae-myung, former Seongnam mayor, to run for the seat of Gyeonggi Gov. on the party’s ticket.