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Live at New Politics Alliance for Democracy situation room

Updated: 2014-06-04 14:00:55 (KST)
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Let's now go over to its rival camp.
Our Kwon Soa who is at the National Assembly where the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy is keeping a close eye on today's election.
Soa

The New Politics Alliance for Democracy's situation room here at the National Assembly Member's building is as quiet as it was two hours ago but it is now starting to fill up with more media.
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An hour ago, floor leader Park Young-sun gave a short speech here, asking that people cast their precious votes, as the turnout at the time was at around 45 percent.
Prior to that, representatives of the party's election commission held a meeting and I heard them saying there were concerns about earlier opinion polls having a negative effect on the results.
( ) NPAD members are expected to arrive before the first exit polls come out after voting ends at 6 p.m.
The members will take their seats in front of 10 monitors that are set up on stage.

The candidates themselves have been casting ballots as well

Right, although with an early voting system in place for the first time in local elections, most NPAD members actually voted Friday and Saturday, including NPAD co-leader Ahn Cheol-soo and the incumbent mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon.
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But co-leader Kim Han-gil voted with his wife at a polling station in Seoul's Gwangjang-dong this morning, where he told reporters that, while the world does not change on its own, voting CAN spur change.

Analysts say these elections are going to down to the wire. What is the New Politics Alliance for Democracy expecting?

Just like the Saenuri Party, the NPAD says there's no telling how the results will turn out as there are ten to eleven swing regions.
The NPAD is however expecting its candidates to win the Seoul mayoral race, as well as races in their traditional strongholds of Jeollabuk-do and Jeollanam-do in the southwest of the country.
I'll be back with more updates later here at the NPAD's situation room.


Reporter : soa@arirang.co.kr

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