Liberal candidate Moon Jae-in has been elected South Korea’s next leader, which could mean big things for the country and its international relationships, specifically with both North Korea and the U.S.
Jae-in has been an advocate for closer ties with the North, and has also said he believes South Korea could stand to say “no” to the U.S.
Check it out (via Daily Caller):
Moon advocates for dialogue with North Korea, as he believes that de-nuclearization should be brought about by multilateral negotiations while continuing to apply pressure. While he intends to maintain the bilateral alliance between the U.S. and South Korea, he has previously written that the South Korean people should learn to “say no to the Americans.” Moon desires a better relationship with China, one in which the two countries are “strategic cooperative partners.”
Despite the overwhelming concern surrounding North Korea from a global perspective, the South Korean people appeared much more concerned with how Jae-in would address corruption and the economy within the country.