October 26, 2021

What a landslide ruling party election victory means for South Korean politics

Despite a historic result, President Moon is acutely aware that prospects for diplomacy with the North are dim

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The South Korean general elections have come and gone, with Moon Jae-in’s Democratic Party winning a historic landslide victory.  The use of the term “historic” here is far from hyperbolic: the Democrats’ 180 out of 300 seats is the most held by any single political party since 1992.