Korea: The Elections and Sexual Violence
Against The Current vol. 87

Murphy, Terry
Date Written:  2000-07-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2000
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12840

In the April 13 South Korean parliamentary elections, the closest the Democratic Labor Party came to victory was in the Hyundai company town of Ulsan. Their candidate was defeated by a small margin (43% to 41.8%) by the Grand National Party, the traditional party of the military dictatorship, anticommunism, and Kyongsang chauvinism (Ulsan is in South Kyongsang Province). The combination of money, regionalism and boss politics still exerts influence in the working class.

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