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South Korea’s Legislative Election: What Went Wrong for the PPP?

South Korea’s Legislative Election: What Went Wrong for the PPP?

By Kyle Pope
The leadup to the election saw President Yoon Suk-yeol embroiled in a series of damaging incidents. His party paid the price.

In South Korea, President Yoon’s Lame Duck Era Officially Begins

In South Korea, President Yoon’s Lame Duck Era Officially Begins

By Mitch Shin
The opposition Democratic Party of Korea won a landslide victory in the 22nd general elections, largely due to Yoon's unpopularity.
Exit Polls Suggest a Big Win for South Korea’s Liberal Opposition Parties in Parliamentary Election

Exit Polls Suggest a Big Win for South Korea’s Liberal Opposition Parties in Parliamentary Election

By Hyung-jin Kim
Unofficial exit polls suggest the Democratic Party could expand its majority, which would leave conservative President Yoon Suk-yeol a lame duck for his remaining three years in office.

Understanding Satellite Parties in South Korea and Their Dangers to Democracy

Understanding Satellite Parties in South Korea and Their Dangers to Democracy

By Jinwan Park
In South Korea, major political forces make strategic use of satellite parties to exploit the semi-mixed-member proportional representation system.

South Korea in Political Disarray Ahead of the April Parliamentary Elections

South Korea in Political Disarray Ahead of the April Parliamentary Elections

By Hyung-A Kim
Both President Yoon and his PPP and the opposition Democratic Party face leadership struggles and public backlash. 

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

An ‘Orange Revolution’ in South Korean Politics?

An ‘Orange Revolution’ in South Korean Politics?

By Yong-Shik Lee
Ousted PPP chair Lee Jun-seok has started his own political party. Will his New Reform Party become a force to be reckoned with?

Ahn Cheol-soo on the State of South Korean Politics

Ahn Cheol-soo on the State of South Korean Politics

By Kenji Yoshida
An interview with the former third-party presidential candidate turned PPP lawmaker.
Can Han Dong-hoon Unite and Lead South Korea’s Ruling Party? 

Can Han Dong-hoon Unite and Lead South Korea’s Ruling Party? 

By Kenji Yoshida and Jason Morgan
Former Justice Minister Han Dong-hoon is the PPP's new leader, but it remains to be seen whether he can step out from President Yoon's shadow.

Will Lee Jun-seok Be the Wild Card in South Korea’s General Election? 

Will Lee Jun-seok Be the Wild Card in South Korea’s General Election? 

By Jason Morgan and Kenji Yoshida
The popular former party chair could rescue the ruling PPP’s chances next April – or he could torpedo the conservative party’s odds.

South Korea’s Ruling People Power Party Gears Up for Change Ahead of the 2024 General Election

South Korea’s Ruling People Power Party Gears Up for Change Ahead of the 2024 General Election

By Eunwoo Lee
A major by-election defeat provided a wake-up call, yet intra-party rifts are hard to wish away. 

Amid Legal Troubles, Lee Jae-myung Tightens Grip on South Korea’s Opposition Party

Amid Legal Troubles, Lee Jae-myung Tightens Grip on South Korea’s Opposition Party

By Eunwoo Lee
South Korean politics is becoming messier as the proxy war between Lee and President Yoon continues.
South Korea’s Deepening Political Divide Is Mapping Onto Its Foreign Policy

South Korea’s Deepening Political Divide Is Mapping Onto Its Foreign Policy

By Jinwan Park
South Korea’s political parties have taken divergent stances on how Seoul should position itself amid intensifying China-U.S. rivalry

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