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ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: South Korea Chooses a New President
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ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: South Korea Chooses a New President

Washington, D.C. — With outgoing South Korean President Moon Jae-in limited to a single term by the country’s constitution, voters will elect a new president on Wednesday, March 9. The race has been closely fought between Lee Jae-myung, the candidate from Moon’s progressive Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), and Yoon Suk-yeol, the conservative People Power Party’s (PPP) nominee, with polls unable to identify who truly has the leading edge.

Fewer than two years after the DPK won a landslide victory in National Assembly elections, this presidential race has signaled the return of more energetic party competition and will have significant economic, social, political, and diplomatic implications for a major U.S. ally.

Please join the Center for American Progress the day after the election for a discussion on what the results mean for South Korea, its people, and the country’s relationship with its neighbors and the United States.

For a primer of South Korea’s political landscape before the election, please read CAP’s newest column here.

WHO:

Panelists:
Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, President and CEO, Korea Economic Institute; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

Gi-Wook Shin, Director of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

Karl Friedhoff, Marshall M. Bouton Fellow for Asia Studies, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Moderator:
Tobias Harris, Senior Fellow for Asia, Center for American Progress

WHEN:

Thursday, March 10, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. ET

WHERE:

You must RSVP at this link to watch the livestream event.

If you have questions for our panel, please submit them on Twitter using the hashtag #AskCAP or via email.

For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at shananel@americanprogress.org or 202-478-6327.

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