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Seoul's Muted Election Day

Fliers, fliers everywhere.


News of North Korea's rocket launch has overshadowed the Parliamentary election in Seoul, South Korea. But that didn't stop campaigning in the highly contested race. Posters are still hanging all over the city, like the fliers over the Chunggye stream. Conservatives managed to hang onto power, and leader Park Geun-hye vowed to “create a new South Korea.”

Photo credit: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

About the Author

  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.