Our top story tonight.
It's the first weekend of the official 13-day campaigning period for the June 4th local elections.
Thousands of candidates from the ruling Saenuri Party and the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy have been hitting the streets on this Saturday to connect with voters.
The metropolitan cities of Seoul and Incheon, along with Gyeonggi-do province are likely to be the fiercest battlegrounds in these elections.
Meeting with voters earlier on this Saturday, Seoul mayoral candidates Chung Mong-joon of the ruling party and incumbent Park Won-soon pushed their policies for improving the people's livelihoods.
Candidates nationwide are focusing heavily on safety-related pledges to win support from a public disappointed and frustrated with the government's handling of the Sewol-ho ferry disaster.
The June 4th poll will see 3-thousand 9-hundred fifty-two local administrative and legislative positions filled.