Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung. Photo: Reuters Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung. Photo: Reuters
Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung. Photo: Reuters
South Korea

South Korea election: provincial governor Lee Jae-myung emerges as front runner to replace Moon Jae-in as president

  • Lee once likened himself to US Senator Bernie Sanders, having advocated for universal basic income and instituted cash payments to all 24-year-old people for a year
  • Amid runaway housing prices, a poor employment outlook for young people and a string of corruption scandals, Lee’s populist message has resonated with independent voters

Topic |   South Korea
Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung. Photo: Reuters Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung. Photo: Reuters
Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung. Photo: Reuters
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