Bigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1742 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.
Pacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1666 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.
Twaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1615 times:
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.