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.
- 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.
Yoon Suk Yeol, a conservative former prosecutor, declared victory in South Korea’s presidential election after his liberal ruling party rival conceded defeat following a bitter battle in the politically divided nation. https://t.co/wuhauOhwl7
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