What changes will take place in South Korean politics if the pro-American Yoon Seok-yeol is elected president?

2022-07-27 0 By

South Korea’s presidential election will be held on March 9, and the two leading candidates are Lee Jae-myung and Yoon Seok-yeol.According to media reports, the biggest issue in the upcoming presidential election is whether Lee Jae-myung of the ruling minjoo Party of Korea, who follows the stance of the Moon Jae-in administration and is pro-North Korea and anti-Japan, will win the election, or Whether Yoon Seok-yol, who is anti-North Korea and values cooperation between South Korea, the United States and Japan, will succeed in changing the administration.Just think about the changes in South Korean politics if yoon Seok-yeol, a pro-American politician, is elected president.First, Mr. Yoon could carry out a political reckoning against Mr. Moon.In a speech in Downtown Seoul on February 15, Yoon called for a trial of the incompetent government.Earlier, Yoon had called for a liquidation of the Moon administration, and President Moon was furious and demanded an apology.It is conceivable that Yoon seok-yeol has already said this, and it is highly likely that he will do this after becoming president of South Korea.The election of Yoon could shatter Moon jae-in’s hopes of becoming the first president in South Korea to have a successful presidential death without one.After more than four years of reckoning with President Moon, will Yoon take revenge on President Park?Second, Yoon seok-yeol will be even more pro-American, making life even more difficult for south Koreans.Yoon seok-yeol has said that if he is elected president of South Korea, he will pay more attention to the cooperation between South Korea, the U.S., and Japan.In fact, what is the cooperation between South Korea, the U.S. and Japan?South Korea and the United States say they are Allies, and the United States protects South Korea’s security. In fact, South Korea is completely a pawn of the United States.South Korea and Japan are at odds with each other. Japan has imposed economic sanctions on South Korea for the first time.Yoon’s emphasis on korea-U.S. -Japan cooperation runs counter to the wishes of the majority of The South Korean people, who will have a hard time if Yoon is elected president.Third, the South Korean economy will get worse.The South Korean economy is in dire straits due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Japan’s sanctions.The ups and downs of Moon’s approval rating are directly related to the South Korean economy.Yoon said that if he becomes president, he will strengthen the Korea-U.S. alliance and put more emphasis on security.In other words, economics is second best.Therefore, if Yoon, who is pro-American, becomes more pro-American, the Korean economy will be affected.South Korea’s economy is not doing well, and it is the Korean people who suffer.Currently, a poll shows Yoon with 42.4 percent of the vote, slightly ahead of Lee with 41.9 percent, up 1.5 percentage points and 3.9 percentage points respectively from the poll released by the institute on February 2.However, because Park geun-hye announced that she would be discharged from hospital after the South Korean election, which certainly had an impact on the south Korean election, and I have written articles before, it may be better for Lee Jae-myung and worse for Yoon Seok-yol.At the same time, it is impossible to predict who will be elected president of South Korea because of the country’s turbulent, fast-changing and unpredictable politics.No matter who lee Jae-myung, Yoon Seok-yeol or any other presidential candidate wins, it is up to the Korean people themselves to choose. Since they have chosen, they should accept the consequences and just watch the fun as the masses.(MAO Kaiyun)