Park Geun-hye Courts Women's Vote as Moon Jae-in Makes Rounds in Southwest Region
Women for women -- that's what Saenuri party candidate Park Geun-hye called for, as she focused on rallying support from women voters over the weekend.
At a meeting of her campaign committee on Sunday, Park called on the female members of her staff to work together to make her the first female president in the country's history.
She also made an appearance at a "baby stroller walk for moms" at Seoul Olympic Park to show her support for women, where she pledged to develop policies to help alleviate the burden on working moms, who have to juggle work and childcare responsibilities.
Meanwhile, Democratic United Party candidate Moon Jae-in spent his weekend visiting three provinces in the southwestern region of Korea where he pledged to achieve balanced regional growth there and across the nation.
The southwest region could be up for grabs among swing voters because none of the candidates are from the area, where regionalism plays a big role in Korean politics.
Moon also made a stop at Sejong City, a special administrative district housing several government ministries,.. where he criticized the government for its failed policies and called for reforms that strengthen the role of the government and political parties.
The third candidate, independent Ahn Cheol-soo , called for a revision of the current voting system so that voters have more time to vote.
He proposes extending voting hours to 8 p.m. from the current 6 p.m.
Ahn said that extending the time is the least the nation can do to respect those who have to work on Election Day while protecting their right to vote.
To encourage more voters to head to the polls on Election Day, Ahn suggested that the day be designated as a paid national holiday instead of an un-paid one.
Kim Han-ul, Arirang News.
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