torsdag 16. april 2020

South Korea sees the largest turnout in almost 30 years in election held during coronavirus outbreak

South Korea's ruling party is expected to have won by a landslide in a parliamentary election that attracted the highest voter turn out in 28 years, despite being held during the coronavirus pandemic.
Early results from Wednesday's election suggest that President Moon Jae-in's Democratic Party has won 180 of the 300 seats in the National Assembly, boosting the party's seats by 60. Full results are expected on Thursday. If early results are correct, it will be the biggest win by any party since the current democratic constitution was established in 1987. The election -- which was the first nationwide vote held in a country with a significant coronavirus outbreak -- was also remarkable for its turnout.