Opening of preliminary registrations for the presidential election: DONG-A ILBO
On the first day of the registration of candidates for the preliminary presidential election, the ruling Democratic Party of Korea introduced former party leader Lee Nak-yeon and former Prime Minister Chung Se-gyun, as well as the former prosecutor. General Yoon Seok-youl and Yoo Seung of the People’s Power Party. -min complete their registration. As registration kicks off, the political atmosphere grows hot heading into next year’s presidential election.
Registration of preliminary candidates began on Monday, 240 days before the presidential election, and will close on February 12 next year. Some of the leading ruling party candidates, including Lee Nak-yeon and Chung Se-gyun, who finished the primaries (thresholds) a day earlier, successfully registered for the presidential bid by proxy.
Lee Jae-myung, the outgoing governor of Gyeonggi and a major presidential candidate for the ruling party, plans to retain his official post for now while participating in the ruling party’s official primaries. While lawmakers can run for office while in office, public officials like Gov. Lee must first resign from office before registering. Once his candidacy is confirmed, it is reported that Lee will retire as governor by around December 9, exactly 90 days before the presidential election.
“We will establish fairness and common sense for a new Korea and build it with our people,” former attorney general Yoon Seok-youl said after completing the registration through the former head of the bureau. government policy coordinator Lee Seok-joon, adding that he will make a country that truly serves its people. Yoo Seung-min also pledged to become a “capable president who tackles the problems of the times head-on.”
Those who have completed the registration of the preliminary presidential candidacy can form an association of sponsors and raise a fund of 2.5 billion and 65.45 million won, or 5% of the election expenditure ceiling (51 billion and 39 million won). won). They are also allowed to set up an office, hire a dozen paid campaign agents and partially launch electoral activities such as distributing business cards and wearing candidates’ scarves. A preliminary candidate must contribute 60 million won for the trust money.