February 21, 2024

Yoon Seok-youl’s rise doesn’t bode well for inter-Korean relations

Conservative candidate will likely take harder line on North Korea if elected, risking confrontation and freeze in ties

In less than four months, South Korean voters will cast their ballots to determine who will be their country’s next president, with wide-ranging implications for the DPRK. 

The ROK has a two-party system in everything but name. Lee Jae-myung, former governor of Gyeonggi Province, will represent the progressives, while former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl will be the candidate of the conservatives