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After the 2020 Parliamentary Elections, What’s Next for South Korean Politics?
April 22, 2020

After the 2020 Parliamentary Elections, What’s Next for South Korean Politics?

By Joseph Yi and Wondong Lee
The Democratic Party won a massive victory, but the reshaping of South Korea’s right could have longer-term implications.

COVID-19 Factor Powers South Korea’s Ruling Party to Historic Victory
April 17, 2020

COVID-19 Factor Powers South Korea’s Ruling Party to Historic Victory

By Cory Bisbee
The Democratic Party wins unilateral control of the National Assembly, while conservatives and minor parties recede.
South Korean Ruling Party Wins Supermajority in Legislative Election
April 17, 2020

South Korean Ruling Party Wins Supermajority in Legislative Election

By Associated Press
President Moon’s Democratic Party and its affiliate won 180 out of 300 seats, buoyed by public support for the government’s COVID-19 response.

South Korea’s Election: Beyond Coronavirus
April 10, 2020

South Korea’s Election: Beyond Coronavirus

By Thomas Kalinowski
Beyond COVID-19, can the upcoming parliamentary election help heal serious weaknesses in South Korea’s political system?

Elections in the Time of COVID-19
April 02, 2020

Elections in the Time of COVID-19

By Jenna Gibson
South Korea’s ruling party hopes to maintain its control of the legislature in upcoming election.

South Korea: Elections Amid a Pandemic
April 01, 2020

South Korea: Elections Amid a Pandemic

By Youngmi Kim
Electoral reforms and inter-Korea relations once looked destined to dominate April’s parliamentary elections. Now a global pandemic will likely be the deciding factor.

South Korea: The Politics of COVID-19
March 26, 2020

South Korea: The Politics of COVID-19

By Timothy S. Rich et al
As an election looms, a survey finds that respondents’ political affiliations predicts their satisfaction with the government’s pandemic response.
Lessons From South Korea’s COVID-19 Outbreak: The Good, Bad, and Ugly
March 10, 2020

Lessons From South Korea’s COVID-19 Outbreak: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

By Justin Fendos
Where South Korea has succeeded – and where it has struggled – in containing the new epidemic.

Coronavirus Now Poised for Outsized Impact in South Korea
February 28, 2020

Coronavirus Now Poised for Outsized Impact in South Korea

By Kyle Ferrier
South Korea now has the most cases outside of China, and the government is ramping up efforts to respond.

South Korean Court Rejects Arrest of Ex-Justice Minister
December 28, 2019

South Korean Court Rejects Arrest of Ex-Justice Minister

By Associated Press
Cho Kuk avoids arrest as an investigation continues, but the court made clear the allegations against him are “not good.”

South Korean Conservatives, Seeking a Rebrand, Look to Media Mogul
November 28, 2019

South Korean Conservatives, Seeking a Rebrand, Look to Media Mogul

By Tae-jun Kang
Former lawmaker Hong Jung-wook was seen as an attractive potential leader, but then a drug scandal ensnared his family.
Moon Jae-in at the Halfway Mark
November 14, 2019

Moon Jae-in at the Halfway Mark

By Kyle Ferrier
Moon has laid the groundwork of his ambitious policy agenda, yet plenty of work still lies ahead.

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