September 17, 2021

What South Korea’s April 15 elections could mean for inter-Korean relations

While voters list other issues as greater concerns, who wins next week stands to have a major impact on North-South ties

South Korea's 21st legislative elections will be held on April 15, with the candidates -- all mask-clad and avoiding handshakes in a bid to prevent the spread of COVID-19 -- having begun their official campaigns last week.

And amid a more-than-year-long impasse between the two Koreas, it perhaps doesn't come as a surprise that other issues, such as the government's management of the coronavirus and the economy, have outranked voter interest in the DPRK.