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

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.


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

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


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


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 [email protected] or 202-478-6327.

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