Jae-myung Lee, who visited the city of Seoul, “Construction as a mega city comparable to the metropolitan area”
Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung visited Busan, Ulsan, and Gyeongnam on a two-day, one-night schedule. He appealed for support by pouring out regional promises such as building a mega city and expanding the transportation network, and expressed his will to break through various controversies head-on.
Correspondent Koh Ji-hyun.
Democratic Party candidate Lee Jae-myung returned to Busan, Ulsan, and Gyeongnam after about a month.
He poured out customized promises to make the area of Buul-gyeong a living area within an hour by constructing a mega city and expanding the transportation network.
[이재명/민주당 대선 후보 : 부울경을 수도권을 뛰어넘는, 최소한 수도권 못지않은 경쟁력을 갖춘 대표적인 메가시티로 만들어 가겠습니다.]
They pledged to foster Ulsan as a carbon neutral response base, Gyeongnam as a core base for the aerospace industry, and Busan as a leading hydrogen economy region.
Candidate Lee, who gave an impromptu speech at Haeundae, Busan, first apologized for the Democratic Party’s irresponsibility in relation to the sexual harassment case of former Mayor Oh Keo-don.
He then emphasized the need for a political change to overcome the huge two-party system, and said, “We must not choose the policies of Park Chung-hee and Kim Dae-jung.”
As if conscious of the recent stagnant approval ratings and the controversy over private errands for spouse Kim Hye-kyung, he emphasized his will to overcome the crisis.
[이재명/민주당 대선 후보 : 지금의 이런 잔파도 정도는 아무것도 아닙니다. 이보다 더 험한 파도도 이겨왔고 더 큰 강도 건너왔고 더 큰 산도 넘어왔는데 이 정도 산 하나 못 넘겠습니까, 여러분.]
He also appealed for a chance to run the country, saying that he became a presidential candidate only with his skills like former President Roh Moo-hyun.
(Video coverage: Kim Nam-seong, Video editing: Choi Hye-young)