The timing of North Korea's long-range rocket launch comes at a critical time here in South Korea - as we're exactly ONE week away from the presidential election.
This is why it is hard for us to rule out that North Korea, to a certain extent, had that in mind when it launched the rocket.
So, will it impact the election here in South Korea and if so, how will it affect presidential politics in this country[Interview : Karl Friedhoff, Program Officer
Asan Institute for Policy Studies] Hi, Daniel. Hi, Connyoung.
First off, how is the South Korean public reacting to the news The launch came exactly one week before Election Day. Will this have impact on presidential politics or the polls at the end of the day Based on public sentiment will North Korea's move today drive voter sentiment towards one candidate or the other Karl Friedhoff, a regular political analyst for Arirang TV and program officer at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies - thank you.