After the election of Yoon Seok-yeol, the People’s Strength presidential candidate, the main party’s presidential candidates were decided, and the full-scale presidential competition began.
On the afternoon of the 5th, at the national convention held at the Baekbeom Kimgu Memorial Hall in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, on the afternoon of the 5th, Candidate Yoon received 47.85% of the final vote, which was a combination of party member votes and public opinion polls, and defeated second-placed candidate Hong Jun-pyo (41.50%) by 6.35 percentage points. did. Candidate Yoon received 213,348 votes in the party member vote, far ahead of Candidate Hong (126,519 votes). On the other hand, in a public opinion poll, candidate Hong scored 48.21% and defeated Yoon (37.94%) by 10.27 percentage points.
In his acceptance speech, Candidate Yoon said, “I feel a greater sense of responsibility than joy and a heavy sense of duty to change the regime.” He used the word ‘regime change’ nine times.
But it doesn’t look like it was going smoothly from the start. Candidate Yoon reached out to Rep. Jun-pyo Hong to form a ‘one-team’ on his social media service (SNS) on the 7th, saying, “We are all scoundrels for regime change,” but was actually rejected. Rep. Hong Jun-pyo said on social media, “I have no intention of participating in the election alleging corruption led by the prosecution for the first time in history.” It is interpreted that while there are allegations of robbery aimed at Democratic Party candidate Lee Jae-myung, but also the allegations of accusation aimed at Candidate Yoon.
Instead, Rep. Hong said, “This time, I will create a playground for young people in the 2040s who have enthusiastically supported me this time and talk about the world with them and take the future political schedule.”
Candidate Jae-myung Lee and Candidate Seok-yeol Yoon fought each other on the same day. On SNS, Candidate Yoon criticized, “The day before, candidate Lee said that he was talking about the future, but I was talking about the past. On the other hand, Candidate Jae-myung Lee attacked the point that Candidate Yoon opposes the National Disaster Fund. “It is said that the excess tax revenue this year will be about 40 trillion won,” he said.
In a radio interview on the 6th, Justice Party candidate Shim Sang-jung said, “Candidate Seok-yeol Yoon’s passion is a passion of hatred, and the biggest issue is whether he is qualified and ready to lead the philosophy and vision of state administration.” All candidates, Yoon Seok-yeol, are not qualified.”