Former South Korean People’s Prosecutor Launches Presidential Candidature | World news
By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The former South Korean prosecutor on Tuesday launched a candidacy for next year’s presidential election, vowing to overthrow the current Liberal government he has worked for and on which he has worked. also investigated possible corruption.
Yoon Suk Yeol leads the polls on South Korea’s public favorite future leader, and his announcement is likely to speed up the race to find a successor to President Moon Jae-in, whose only five-year term has been marked by Diplomatic roller coaster with North Korea, a deepening internal divide and various economic problems.
“I move forward with determination to change the government,” Yoon said at a press conference. “I will join forces with all those who aspire to a change of power and I will surely succeed.” “
Yoon, who resigned his post as attorney general in March, had led Moon’s efforts to root out corruption. But their ties deteriorated when some of Moon’s political allies came under investigation for corruption and other charges.
Moon’s supporters accused Yoon of using the investigations to strengthen his political position or thwart Moon’s prosecution reforms. Yoon said the investigations were conducted in accordance with the appropriate procedures and principles.
While infighting has prompted the public to criticize that Moon’s anti-corruption campaign was only harsh on his political opponents, it also helped Yoon emerge as a potential opposition candidate as the Tories failed. still no clear standard bearer to fight against Moon’s ruling party in the presidential election set for next March.