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South Korea election campaign starts

11-27-2012 16:06 BJT

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Formal campaigning is underway in South Korea for what looks set to be a tight presidential election. Park Geun-hye of the ruling conservative Saenuri party faces Moon Jae-in of the liberal Democratic United Party in the December 19th polls.

Park Geun-hye, daughter of the late president Park Chung-hee, is looking to become the first female leader of the country and extend conservative rule for another five years. She’s begun her campaign with a stop at the National Cemetery in Seoul.

Moon Jae-in, who was jailed for protesting against Park Chung-hee’s military rule in the 1970’s, has flown to the conservative stronghold of Busan where he won a parliamentary seat earlier this year.

Latest polls show a tight race between the two rivals. A survey by ratings agency Realmeter puts support for Park at 45.4 percent, with Moon receiving 43.8 percent.

Formal campaigning is underway in South Korea for what looks set to be a tight presidential election. Park Geun-hye of the ruling conservative Saenuri party faces Moon Jae-in of the liberal Democratic United Party in the December 19th polls.

Formal campaigning is underway in South Korea for what looks set to be a tight presidential election. Park Geun-hye of the ruling conservative Saenuri party faces Moon Jae-in of the liberal Democratic United Party in the December 19th polls.

Formal campaigning is underway in South Korea for what looks
set to be a tight presidential election. Park Geun-hye of the
ruling conservative Saenuri party faces Moon Jae-in of the
liberal Democratic United Party in the December 19th polls.

Formal campaigning is underway in South Korea for what looks set to be a tight presidential election. Park Geun-hye of the ruling conservative Saenuri party faces Moon Jae-in of the
liberal Democratic United Party in the December 19th polls.

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Editor:Zhou Minxi |Source: CCTV.com

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