South Koreans head to polls despite global pandemic

first_imgThe parliamentary election – widelyexpected to bolster the ruling Democratic party’s position – kicked off with43.9 million voters eligible to cast ballots. (AFP) South Korea is among the first countrieswith a major virus outbreak to hold a national vote since the global pandemicbegan, and a raft of safety measures were in place around the poll. A South Korean in traditional dress casts his ballot. AFPcenter_img SEOUL – South Korean voters turned outin force Wednesday despite the coronavirus threat, putting on compulsory facemasks and gloves to cast their ballots in a parliamentary election.last_img

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