On Tuesday South Koreans went to the polls to elect a new President following the popular ouster of the predecessor Park Guen Hye. The winner, liberal politician Moon Jae-in, won with 41 percent of the votes. He beat his conservative and centrist rivals, who garnered 24 percent and 21 percent of the votes respectively. Moon will immediately begin his single five-year term. Today we ask if the win a surprise and was it his political platform that won the election; what can we expect from his legislative agenda; and whither South Korea’s relations with the North Korea, China and the US.
This report is by Sharaad Kuttan.