Two strongest rivals fighting in the South Korean presidential election, nearly 60% of the people support the change of power

Only 4 months left Presidential election In South Korea, the People Power Party, the largest opposition party in South Korea, elected Yoon Seok-yul as a presidential candidate and fought a two-way battle with the ruling party Lee Jae-myung. Meanwhile, South Korean opinion polls show that nearly 60% of the population supports the change of government.

At the People Power Party’s November 5 meeting, former prosecutor Yun received 47.85% of the votes and defeated the other three candidates.Yun Said In his campaign speech, he reported, “This presidential election is not an ordinary election, but an election for the survival of the country … I will bring about a change in power and end the politics of division and anger, corruption and predatory.” bottom. Chosun Media from South Korea.

Born in 1960, Yun resigned as president of the prosecution in March, entered politics as a newcomer, and was elected president of South Korea’s largest opposition within eight months.

NS Poll conducted According to People Networks Research on November 7, Yun’s approval rating was 45.8% and Lee’s approval rating was 30.3%.

Two other candidates: People’s Party Ahn Cheol-soo 4.7% of support rate.When The Justice Party Sim Sang Jung 3.2% of the rating.

Diplomacy between the United States and China

Faced with the overall conflict between the United States and China, the two strongest candidates have different views on designing diplomacy.

Yun said in an election speech that he would join the world alliance through a “Korean-US comprehensive strategic alliance.” He will strengthen cooperation between South Korea and countries that share democratic values.

According to Yun, relations between South Korea and China will be rearranged on the principles of “mutual respect,” “political and economic separation,” and “common interests.”

Yun said he would participate in the Japan-US-Australia-India Strategic Dialogue (QSD), which includes the United States, Japan, Australia and India, as an official member of the Korea-US Defense Working Group.

The QSD is considered an agreement to curb the influence of the Chinese Communist Party in the Indo-Pacific region.

Prime Minister Lee is likely to seek a balance between the United States and China, but there is no reason to reduce activity with either of the two major powers, so build a competent diplomacy in which the United States and China can choose to cooperate. He said. Korea.

Prime Minister Lee emphasized that “South Korea has the ability to cooperate with the United States and China at the same time in multiple fields,” and proposed to carry out practical diplomacy centered on national interests.

North Korea problem

In resolving North Korea’s nuclear issue, Yun said, “We will come up with predictable policies to restore normal relations with North Korea, which has degenerated into a master-slave relationship.”

Yun emphasized the need to prevent North Korea from increasing its nuclear missile capabilities by strengthening Korea-US deterrence. He will begin economic support and cooperation with North Korea in accordance with “substantial progress in denuclearization” and promote the “North-South Joint Economic Development Plan” after North Korea has been denuclearized.

Prime Minister Lee’s policy is in line with the current administration to some extent, and he said, “We will continue the policy of the Moon Jae-in administration.”

“We impose sanctions and conditional relaxation of gradual action. Withdrawal of sanctions on North Korea is a countermeasure against North Korea, but if North Korea fails to implement the agreement, sanctions will be reinstated. “. Lee added.

Regarding Japan-South Korea relations, the two candidates said they would openly confront historical and territorial issues and build a “future-oriented” relationship with Japan.

According to the poll published by Gallup Korea On November 5, the People Power Party topped the list with 38% support, the highest record since April 2016. The ruling Democratic Party is second with 30%, and 23% of the respondents are independent.

father, 57 percent Thirty-three percent of respondents supported opposition candidates being elected president-elect, and 33% supported the current ruling party candidate taking over.