Moon Jae In
Moon Jae In

South Korea’s ruling party wins election; upper hand for Moon Jae-in

Agency News

South Korea’s ruling party won a landslide victory in the parliamentary election, providing fresh momentum to President Moon Jae-in’s policy agenda for the remainder of his tenure, Yonhap News reported.

Moon has two more years in office and the election was seen as a referendum on his presidency as he handled several challenges including an economic slowdown and the current pandemic, Yonhap said.

Polls were held in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak in South Korea. Total confirmed cases of infection stood at 10,613 and 229 people have died so far, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recent daily reports appear to suggest the virus’ spread has been brought under control.

On Thursday, KCDC said there 22 additional cases of infection and four more people died.