In South Korea the morning of Tuesday, may 9 began voting in the early presidential elections, reports Reuters. Polling stations opened at 06:00 (00:00 GMT) and will close at 20:00 (14:00 GMT).
According to the National election Commission, voter turnout by 08:00 (02:00 MSK) amounted to 5.6 percent. Early voting was about a quarter of voters.
A Gallup Korea survey, the results of which were published on may 3, showed that out of 13 candidates with the most chances to win have moon Jae In of the Democratic party, who was supported by 38 percent of respondents, and Ahn Chul-soo from the centrist people’s party with support at the level of 20 percent.
Moon Jae-In, with a small gap in the previous elections lost earlier removed from the post of President Park Geun-Hye in 2012, criticized the previous administration for what they are unable to stop the development of the North Korean missile program and nuclear weapons. He was in favour of bilateral policy dialogue while maintaining pressure and sanctions.
Park Geun-Hye was removed from office and later arrested on charges of involvement in bribery and abuse of power.