The Heat: Republic of Korea election

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The Republic of Korea has elected a new president after one of the country’s closest ever elections. Yoon Suk-yeol was declared the winner by a small margin and will succeed the outgoing president Moon Jae-in whose term ends in May. Mr. Yoon, who has served as South Korea’s top prosecutor, is facing a series of big domestic issues including concerns over employment and rising home prices. His foreign policy challenges include relations with the DPRK and China.

To discuss

  • Myung-koo Kang is a Professor of Political Science at Baruch College with City University of New York.
  • Jenny Town is a Senior Fellow at the Stimson Center.
  • Sourabh Gupta is a Resident Senior Fellow with the Institute for China-America Studies.
  • Einar Tangen is a Political and Economic Affairs Commentator. 

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