South Korea’s right-wing resurgence spells uncertainty for North Korea policy
After summits and promises of peace, the South Korean president’s party suffered a crushing defeat at the by-elections
Sometimes, you merely lose elections — and, sometimes, you get absolutely trounced.
The ruling Democratic Minjoo Party’s resounding defeat in this week’s South Korean by-elections was not unexpected: Two of the most prominent figures from the party were recently accused of sexual misconduct.
Amid those scandals, there are soaring real estate prices, corruption and a sluggish COVID-19 vaccination effort. It is no surprise that the ruling party has entered rough waters.
But regardless, the sheer magnitude of the trouncing was noteworthy. Park Young-sun’s 18-point reversal against conservative winner Oh Se-hoon was
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