South Korea's ruling party slated to win big in municipal elections

1/6/2022 5:17:00 PM

South Korea's ruling party slated to win big in municipal elections

in a nod to the mandate of newly inaugurated President Yoon Suk-yeol.The People Power Party (PPP) was slated to win 10 out of 17 major races for mayorship and governorship, including Seoul, Busan and Daegu, while the main opposition Democratic Party (DP) would clinch just four seats, including Jeju, according to a joint poll by major TV stations KBS, MBC and SBS.

Three other races - Gyeonggi, Sejong and Daejeon - were too close to call in exit poll results announced at 7.30pm local time.South Koreans headed to the polls on Wednesday to elect over 4,000 municipal seats, including governorship of nine provinces, mayorship of eight major cities, and various leadership positions in provincial and city councils.

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municipal elections on Wednesday (June 1), in a nod to the mandate of newly inaugurated President Yoon Suk-yeol.Copy to clipboard https://str.LinkedIn South Korea's government is working on ways to reduce the tax burden and on additional measures to ease living costs, the finance minister said on Tuesday (May 31).LinkedIn SEOUL: Son Heung-min has warned fans not to get too hung up on the result when South Korea host Brazil in a friendly on Thursday (Jun 2) and says the important thing is that it helps the team in its preparations for the World Cup.

The People Power Party (PPP) was slated to win 10 out of 17 major races for mayorship and governorship, including Seoul, Busan and Daegu, while the main opposition Democratic Party (DP) would clinch just four seats, including Jeju, according to a joint poll by major TV stations KBS, MBC and SBS. Three other races - Gyeonggi, Sejong and Daejeon - were too close to call in exit poll results announced at 7. The 13 other members of the Security Council voted to adopt the resolution, but the two permanent members vetoed it.30pm local time. The government has already cut taxes on oil products and some imported foods and announced plans to further help the poor pay for energy. South Koreans headed to the polls on Wednesday to elect over 4,000 municipal seats, including governorship of nine provinces, mayorship of eight major cities, and various leadership positions in provincial and city councils. It is the first time in 15 years that a UN Security Council member has used a veto to stop the council from fulfilling its responsibility to hold North Korea accountable for its unlawful act. A total of 509 posts were uncontested, according to the National Election Commission. Even if we don't play well, we should try to take as many lessons as possible.

The total voter turnout was 50. The latest vetoed resolution was based on the trigger clause of the UN resolution No. It reached a more than 13-year high of 4.9 per cent - lower than the 60.2 per cent at the last municipal elections in 2018. The UN Security Council passed the automatic sanctions clause in December 2017 that if North Korea conducts a further nuclear test or fires an ICBM, the council will take action to further restrict petroleum exports to North Korea. Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon, who was seeking re-election on a PPP ticket, was expected to win by a 18. Source: Reuters/ga.5 per cent margin, while Busan Mayor Park Heong-joon, also a PPP candidate seeking re-election, was leading by 34. But then, the two countries disregarded the UN Security Council agreement. "I hope we will all tackle this challenge head on, without being afraid," he added.

7 per cent. The race for the Gyeonggi governorship between Ms Kim Eun-hye of the PPP and Mr Kim Dong-yeon of the DP was neck and neck. China effectively looked on as South Korea was coming under North Korea's growing nuclear threats, and even retaliated the South economically for deploying a self-defensive Terminal High Altitude Area Defence to fend off North Korea's missiles. Exit polls showed Ms Kim would win 49.4 per cent of the votes against Mr Kim's 48. Its attitude is contradictory.8 per cent. "He is one of the best in the world and I am trying to get there," Son said.

By-elections were also held on the same day for seven parliamentary seats. Whenever North Korea faced a crisis, China opened the back door for the North and Russia defended it. Exit polls predicted victories for Mr Lee Jae-myung and Mr Ahn Cheol-soo, both of whom ran against Mr Yoon in the presidential elections held in March. Mr Lee of the DP was expected to enter Parliament representing Gyeyang-B district of Incheon city, while Mr Ahn of the PPP, who withdrew from the presidential race to back Mr Yoon, was slated to win a parliamentary seat for Bundang-A district of Seongnam city. A day before North Korea's latest ICBM launch, multiple Russian and Chinese warplanes entered South Korea's air defence identification zone without notice. Mr Lee was ahead of his PPP opponent Yoon Hyung-sun by 8.2 percentage points, while Mr Ahn was 28 percentage points ahead of his DP rival Kim Byoung-gwan. It also has many Russian-made weapons.

If the results are realised, this would mark the first time that both politicians are becoming lawmakers. More On This Topic ." China and Russia use North Korea and its nuclear threat as a card in their confrontation with the United States.