Ahn Cheol-soo

South Korea’s Park, Moon register for election after Ahn quits

“If I fail to win the people’s trust in this presidential election, I’ll wrap up my journey as a politician,” candidate Park Geun-hye said in a televised speech on Sunday. Photo: EPA

Nominees from South Korea’s ruling and opposition parties registered candidacies for next month’s presidential election, squaring off after an independent withdrew from the race and endorsed the opposition.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Ahn Cheol-soo quits South Korean race for presidency

Ahn Cheol-soo quits the race

South Korean software mogul Ahn Cheol-soo gave up his bid to become president yesterday and endorsed another opposition candidate, setting the stage for a close race with conservative favourite Park Geun-hye to lead Asia's fourth largest economy.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:11am

S Korea presidential hopefuls discuss united candidacy

Moon Jae-in (left), the presidential contender of the Democratic United Party, shakes hands with independent hopeful Ahn Cheol-soo on Tuesday. Photo: EPA

South Korea’s two left-leaning presidential hopefuls held merger talks on Tuesday on picking a single candidate to challenge conservative front-runner Park Geun-hye in an increasingly tight race.

6 Nov 2012 - 6:25pm