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Korean Presidential Election 02: Big Blow To US  
User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

The results of S. Korea's 2002 Presidential Election is out. Current ruling party Millennium Democratic Party's candidate Roh Moo-Hyun beat Lee Hoi-Chang (Opposition; Grand National Party) by nearly 2.3%.

The election is seen as a referendum on Korea's policy to the US and US army in Korea.

Roh promise that he'll continuing the current "Sunshine Policy", unfavoured by US, which claims North Korea as "axis of evil". Lee's policy is backed by US - freezing dialogue until Pyongyang dismantles its suspected nuclear programme.

Both Roh and Lee promised to revised it's accord that governs US troops in S. Korea. However, Roh is seen as less pro-American.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

Could Lee Hoi-Chang take this to the U.S. Supreme Court?  Smile






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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

Man, I'm sure the Korean people were thinking "hrm, I wonder what the US thinks of this candidate?" when they went to the polls.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

777236ER...I was about to say the same thing...


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

Did Roh Moo-Hyun win the electoral vote too?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

This election was heavily influenced by attitudes towards America particularly after the incident involing the girls. thinking otherwise is asinine.

tnnh


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1247 times:

Lol TNNH, I think the Korean people care more about the personal benefits of their leadership (ie. the candidates internal policies) that how pissed off America will be at the election.

Is this another example of America loving democracy, but only when people vote for pro-American parties?


User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 1239 times:

"The election is seen as a referendum on Korea's policy to the US and US army in Korea."

Where did you get that claim from Bigo ?

Media here claim it to be referendum between old-gaurd cold warriors and the younger generation of political and economic leaders. They do have things on their plate other than attitudes toward the US you know.

An interesting and perhaps surprising result either way.



" Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1223 times:

Darn it! Golly gee willikers!

User currently offlineBigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

Did Roh Moo-Hyun win the electoral vote too?

No, I don't believe Korea's voting system is the same as American's.

"The election is seen as a referendum on Korea's policy to the US and US army in Korea."

Where did you get that claim from Bigo ?


This is according to the BBC.


User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1201 times:

Oops ! Mine too, don't know what to tell you.


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User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1188 times:

PacJourn:

You seem to be unfamiliar with the election. It appears to have been heavily influenced on Korean-American relations, so much so that the winner lost his strongest backer just yesterday because of a comment on.... you guessed it, Korean-American relations.

read this report from AP:

You may get a better idea what it was about because you seem not to know:
http://www.salon.com/news/wire/2002/12/19/roh/index.html

tnnh


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1176 times:

Bigo747:
My "electoral vote" comment was meant as a joke.  Smile



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User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

TNNH

Bit much to call the election a 'referendum' on that one issue though don't you think ?



" Help, help ... I'm being oppressed ... "
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16307 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1160 times:

Maybe it's time to bring home the 37K troops and let the South fend for themselves.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

Ah, so it's true. The world is allowed democracy, but only if they choose the leader the US likes.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

{spoken with southern drawl}


Ah guess da' U.S. guv-ment knows best!

Had Strom Thurmond been elected Prezdent in 1948, we wouldn't be havin all deez problems!


Signed Trent Lott. Big grin



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