Post by Richard Cromwell on Mar 9, 2022 11:13:27 GMT
I was very interested in (and sympathetic to) Lee Jae-myung's candidacy, though apparently didn't keep a mental note of when the election was actually going to be held.
"The equal right of all men to the use of land is as clear as their equal right to breathe the air — it is a right proclaimed by the fact of their existence. For we cannot suppose that some men have a right to be in this world, and others no right." - Henry George
Yoon's wife's attacks on journalists are disturbing for a relativley young democracy, but his vehemently hardline attitude against the North, his coolness towards Beijing and his desire to mend relations with Tokyo are all positives and I'm glad he won.
In OpinionPolls Yoon, the Conservative, has usually been leading by 1-5% (few times the DPP-candidate was minimally ahead). I personally expect the margin to be rather at the higher end.
I was clearly very wrong here: Was aware of the problems of Yoon, but expected more Dem. to stay at home due to DisSatifaction with the InCumbent. As usual, the ExitPolls performed best, one of the 2 was quite perfect (nota bene: the UnDecideds were added up to the candidate-%s):
Alex Salmond, Ian Blackford, Rev Stuart Campbell, Nicola Sturgeon, do you hear me? Your boy took a hell of a beating
Lee is a supporter of Scottish independence?
I find nothing whatsoever to imply that, but then there'd nothing to imply he took 'a hell of a beating' either, so maybe the reference is to some obscure fringe candidate?
More interesting: when you click through presidential maps on wikipedia, the pattern of the conservatives winning Seoul and the democrats the rest of the northwest (however narrowly) is a completely new one. When these areas have split before it was always the other way round.