South Korea: Conservatives Cement Presidential Election Gains in Regional Vote

Members of South Korea’s ruling, conservative People Power Party (PPP) were projected to win at least 12 of 17 governmental posts in local elections nationwide on Thursday, Yonhap News Agency reported, noting that the PPP’s “landslide” victory would provide South Korea’s newly elected President Yoon Suk-yeol with “an added mandate” to push forward with his conservative agenda.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 01: South Korean people cast ballots for local elections to elect mayors, governors, council members and education superintendents nationwide at a polling station in Seoul, South Korea on June 01, 2022. (Photo by Young-Ho Lee / Sipapress / Pool/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)