Candidates, party leaders hit streets on first weekend of campaigning for July 30th by-electionsUpdated: 2014-07-19 18:14:30 KST
Candidates from Korea's ruling and opposition parties have been busy campaigning on this Saturday, the first weekend of the official 13-day campaign period for the July 30th by-elections.
The new chairman of the ruling Saenuri Party, Kim Moo-sung, has spent the day in two key districts in Daejeon and Chungju in Chungcheongbuk-do Province to lend his support to the party's candidates there.
The co-chairmen of the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy, Kim Han-gil and Ahn Cheol-soo, have been focusing their efforts in and around Seoul, meeting with voters and supporting their candidates in Seoul's Dongjak B district and Suwon City.
Fifteen districts are up for grabs in these by-elections, which pundits are dubbing a "mini general election."
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