Moon Rising: Will Coronavirus Change South Korean Election History?
The National Interest -

Rob York

Security, Asia

Since the end of military rule, South Korean political parties have each ruled two presidential cycles back to back. Will this pattern hold?

Can the COVID-19 pandemic change the course of history during the April 15 South Korean elections? To explain what that means, one should go back to 1987, during Korea’s transition away from the military dictatorships of Park Chung-hee and Chun Doo-hwan toward democracy. Since that seminal year, the country’s presidential politics...

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