Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 16, 2017)
1. The Ministry of the Interior officially announced that the date of early presidential election would be May 5th in the wake of the removal of the former President Park Geun-hye. The ministry opened situation room for a fair election in the government building in Seoul to provide election administration support.
I hope the ministry does their job this time. Don’t do anything stupid just like the ministry did last presidential election.
2. The first Wednesday rally was held after the impeachment, and people in the assembly raised their voice, calling for nullifying the comfort women agreement between South Korea and Japan which the Park Geun-hye administration pushed forward. More than 100 citizens including college students the victim Gil Won-ok participated in the assembly.
With the removal of Park, what she had done as President is invalid. Let’s start from scratch.