The also-rans: South Korea’s long-shot presidential candidates

The also-rans: South Korea’s long-shot presidential candidates

Lee Kyeung-hee has poured billions of won into running for the country’s top job Seoul , Mar 7 – From a wealthy businessman who wants to unify the Korean peninsula to a heavily indebted ex-autoworker offering socialism to the masses, South Koreans have a plethora of choices in Wednesday’s presidential election.

Of the 12 candidates in the running, only two — from the country’s main political parties — have a real chance of winning.

Even so, minor-party candidates refuse to give up their dreams.The wealthy country, Asia’s fourth-largest economy, has been divided from its communist neighbour North Korea since the Korean […]

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