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Election Time

Local elections here in Korea are tomorrow June 2nd.  For the past 10 days there has been a lot of campaigning going on.  Most of the campaigning consists of large banners, trucks with large speakers, and women dancing and singing in unison.  It’s definitely been an interesting sight.

Near my home is a busy intersection, where on all four corners during the weekends there are women dancing and singing, lots of people handing out cards for the candidates, and lots of loud music.  It’s been a busy week, and you can see a small glimpse of it in the pictures below.

When the trucks aren’t parked on corners, they are driving around the city with speakers going and women dancing in the back.  At times you can see the candidates themselves waving and bowing in the back of the trucks as they tour the city.

It’s been an interesting insight into Korean elections.  From what I was told by a Korean friend is the numbers are for different political positions.  There are some running for local representatives and others for bigger jobs like mayor.

About Eric Bynum
I taught ESL for three years in South Korea and now I am looking to set out on a new journey after just finishing my teaching certification in the US. I hope to continue teaching and traveling and you can follow his journeys here.

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2 Responses to “Election Time”

  1. Tom Volpe says:

    What a fun approach to politics. Unfortunately there was no dancing or singing (that I noticed) during the election in the UK last month!

  2. admin says:

    I don’t think there will be any dancing and singing for the upcoming U.S. elections either. At least not until after the votes are counted.


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