Lee Jung-hee

Briefs, December 17, 2012

Lee Jung-hee's decision won't change much. Photo: Reuters

The presidential candidate from South Korea's far-left party quit three days before Wednesday's election in an attempt to unify left-leaning voters against the conservative front runner.

Monday, 17 December, 2012, 5:09am

South Korea’s far-left presidential candidate quits

Lee Jung-hee. Photo: EPA

The presidential candidate from South Korea’s far-left party quit on Sunday in an attempt to unify left-leaning voters against the conservative front-runner in an increasingly tight race.

Lee Jung-hee from the United Progressive Party bowed out three days before the December 19 poll in what she called a move to prevent the ruling conservative party candidate from winning.

16 Dec 2012 - 5:02pm

No-hoper steals South Korean presidential debate

South Korea's presidential candidate Lee Jung-hee, of opposition Unified Progressive Party, prepares for a televised debate with other two candidates on Tuesday. Photo: AP

A far-left candidate polling at around one per cent in South Korea’s presidential candidate stole the campaign’s first TV debate with a scathing attack on conservative front-runner Park Geun-hye.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:59pm 1 comment