Presidential Primer: Moon Jae-in

Moon Jae-in is way more badass than he looks. He’s the seemingly milquetoast 59-year-old, gray-haired candidate for the Democratic United Party, the current left-wing opposition. His main opponent is Park Geun-hye, a conservative who is—and this is where it gets awesome—the daughter of Korea’s former military dictator-president, Park Chung-hee, who reigned when Moon was arrested as a bright-eyed university law student protesting in Seoul against President Park’s Yushin constitutional revisions in 1972.

“[Park Geun-hye] and I were both born in the year of the dragon but we have lived totally different lives… When I was living [in] poverty she was living the life of a princess in the Blue House. When I was fighting against dictatorship, she was at the heart of it.”

Part 2 of Busan Hapspresidential candidate series. Part 3 coming… probably soon.

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