August 13, 2020

Candidates supporting N.Korea engagement to benefit from Ban Ki-moon drop-out
N.Korea likely to show restraint towards South, to avoid fanning support towards conservatives

Political candidates supportive of resuming engagement with North Korea appear set to benefit from Ban Ki-moon's Wednesday drop-out of the presidential campaign, observers familiar with the peninsula told NK News on Thursday.

In the short-term, therefore, it appears North Korea may refrain from pursuing tactics against the South which could undermine support for progressive candidates like Moon Jae-in, the left-leaning front runner.