As a concrete way to solve the youth problem, the four presidential candidates said it was necessary to provide a fair opportunity. However, when it comes to the climate crisis, the solutions are split in half.
Next is reporter Park Won-kyung.
Four presidential candidates who pointed to inequality of opportunity as the core of the youth problem.
As a solution, Democratic Party candidate Lee Jae-myung presented a youth basic series.
[이재명/민주당 대선 후보 : (사각지대 축소 등을 위해) 청년 기본소득, 청년 기본주택, 청년 기본금융을 도입해야 합니다.]
People’s Power Candidate Yoon Seok-yeol has declared that he will not consume young people as objects of political events.
[윤석열/국민의힘 대선 후보 : 입시와 취업에 있어서 반칙과 특권을 없애겠습니다. 투명한 입시와 공정한 취업의 기회를 열겠습니다.]
Justice Party candidate Shim Sang-jung pledged to introduce a youth basic asset system to bridge the starting line gap, and People’s Party candidate Ahn Cheol-soo announced that he would enact a law banning employment inheritance and solicitation.
Opinions were divided between renewable energy and nuclear power on how to respond to the climate crisis.
Candidate Sang-Jeong Shim wants to expand the share of renewable energy,
[심상정/정의당 대선 후보 : 2030년까지 최소한 2010년 대비 탄소배출량을 50% 감축하고, 재생에너지 비중은 50% 늘려야 합니다.]
Candidate Jae-myung Lee also emphasized the construction of a new and renewable energy highway.
On the other hand, candidate Ahn Cheol-soo said that he would develop nuclear power as a national strategic project.
[안철수/국민의당 대선 후보 : SMR(소형 모듈 원전) 개발을 비롯해서 우리의 탁월한 원전기술을 국가전략사업으로 키워 수출의 박차를 가하겠습니다.]
Candidate Seok-Yeol Yoon also said that he would put a lot of effort into the development of a future nuclear power plant.
The Korean Association for Policy Studies, which is verifying the presidential campaign promises with SBS, affirmed that all four candidates recognized that the youth problem and the climate crisis were linked, but pointed out that the proposal of alternatives was biased towards individual issues.
[이석환 국민대 교수/한국정책학회 선거공약평가단장 : 전체가 어떻게 변화하는지를 보지 않고 부분적인 대안책을 가지고 해결하겠다고 해 봐야 원래 원했던 결과가 나오지 않는 경우들이 많기 때문에….]
(Video coverage: Kang Dong-cheol, Lee Chan-soo, video editing: Ha Seong-won)
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