Former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-yeol was elected as the presidential candidate of the People’s Power, the main opposition party. He received more than half of the votes of party members, beating second-place candidate Hong Jun-pyo. Candidate Seok-Yeol Yoon said that he would surely achieve a regime change to end corruption and looting politics and return fairness and common sense.
Today’s (5th) first news This is reporter Kim Hyung-rae.
[정홍원/국민의힘 선거관리위원장 : 국민의힘 제20대 대통령 후보자로 최고 득표를 기록한 윤석열 후보가 선출됐음을 선포합니다.]
Candidate Seok-Yeol Yoon received 37.9 percent in the opinion poll and was 10.3 percentage points behind candidate Jun-Pyo Hong.
However, in the party member voting, he received a majority of 57.8% of the votes, greatly outpacing Hong by 23 percentage points.
The final vote rate of 50% combined was 47.9%.
With the full support of the Party Shim on his back, he became the final winner.
Candidate Seok-Yeol Yoon filled the beginning and end of his acceptance speech with the words of regime change.
[윤석열/국민의힘 대선 후보 : 반드시 정권교체 해내겠습니다. 분열과 분노의 정치, 부패와 약탈의 정치를 끝내겠습니다.]
The presidential election structure was defined as a one-on-one match between the current government and Democratic Party candidate Lee Jae-myung, who tied them together.
[윤석열/국민의힘 대선 후보 : 이번 대선은 상식의 윤석열과 비상식의 이재명과의 싸움입니다. 합리주의자와 포퓰리스트의 싸움입니다.]
In an interview with SBS, he answered that he was willing to solve both the suspicion of large-scale operation related to Lee and the suspicion of accusations related to him through the special prosecutor’s investigation.
Candidate Seok-Yeol Yoon, a political rookie who was born in 1960 and ranks zero.
He was the Prosecutor General of the Moon Jae-in government until last March, but after four months as an opposition runner, he passed the People’s Power primary and made it to the finals.
Candidate Yoon said that he would dictate a promise to rival candidates such as Hong Jun-pyo, Yoo Seung-min, and Won Hee-ryong, saying that we are one team.
Candidate Yoon starts his first schedule as a presidential candidate of the first opposition party by visiting Seoul Garak Mayor tomorrow morning.
(Video coverage: Cho Chun-dong and Sang-bo Sang, video editing: Kim Jin-won)
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