Thursday, June 3, 2010

Vote cast: Korea’s fifth local election was held on June 2

The South Korea’s fifth nationwide local election was held on June 2. Citizens across the country headed to polling stations to cast their votes. The estimated voter's turnout reached 54.5%, which is relatively high.

The South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and First Lady Kim Yoon-ok casting their votes on the very day.

Citizens were waiting for their turn to cast the vote at Ulsan Metropolitan City.

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According to the National Election Commission (NEC), there are more than 9,900 candidates who are running for a total of 3,991 officials, including 16 mayors and governors, 228 heads of low- level administrative units, thousands of local councilors, educational superintendents and educational board members.

The elections, the first since the general elections in 2008, is widely seen as a mid-term referendum on the Lee Myung-bak administration. According to local experts, the ruling Grand National Party (GNP) and the main opposition Democratic Party (DP) dominate in Gyeongsang area and Jeolla area respectively.

1 comment:

C. said...

What party will Win ???? Is there any left party in Korea....

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