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The Peninsula

The Peninsula blog is a project of the Korea Economic Institute. It is designed to provide a wide ranging forum for discussion of the foreign policy, economic, and social issues that impact the Korean peninsula.

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Koreans Vote for Continuity with the Ruling Party

Yong Kwon
April 24, 2020
The outcome of this year's legislative election subverted assumptions that voters tend to support the opposition party to check the ruling party.

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High Turnout Points to Policy Success

Yong Kwon
April 21, 2020
High voter turnout in the recent National Assembly election can be attributed to long-term effort to expand the pool of eligible voters.

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Two Prominent Defectors Elected to South Korean National Assembly

April 17, 2020
Two prominent North Korean defectors were elected to membership in South Korea’s National Assembly in elections held on April 15th.

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How to Hold an Election During a Pandemic

April 15, 2020
Today, South Korea attempts to thread the needle, ensuring suffrage to all eligible voters while keeping uninfected voters safe from exposure.

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How Does South Korea’s New Election System Work?

April 15, 2020
South Korea adopted a new election system for distributing legislative seats with the intention of making politics more inclusive. But will it work?

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Role of Coronavirus Overstated in General Elections?

Yong Kwon
March 11, 2020
Politicians are trying to garner attention by advancing measures that would contain the coronavirus, but the impact of the virus on public opinion may be overstated.

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A New Milestone in Advocacy for Defector Community

Yong Kwon
February 27, 2020
Building on steady gains over the past decade, the North Korean defector community in South Korea is mobilizing to break down more barriers.

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Opposition Party’s Unorthodox Strategy Lost Amidst Virus Concerns

Yong Kwon
February 13, 2020
Voters sideline political maneuvering ahead of the legislative election and focus more on the government’s efforts to stop the Coronavirus.

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