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    South Korea's Presidential Election: Beyond Mudslinging, What Gives?

    Soo Kim

    Jan 3, 2022

    Nikkei Asia

    The 2022 South Korean presidential campaign has focused largely on personal attacks and allegations of corruption with little attention being paid to pressing issues facing the nation. The absence of meaningful policy debate and clarity on policy deliverables will continue to leave the South Korean electorate largely uninformed about what may be the most important decision they will make in 2022.

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