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Ex-PMs go head-to-head in South Korea as election campaign starts

Moon’s party gets tailwind from his handling of coronavirus

SEOUL -- For South Korean members of parliament, the new coronavirus pandemic is not the only thing on their minds. They also have to campaign for a general election taking place in two weeks.

Official campaigning began Thursday for the April 15 National Assembly poll that will be a signpost as to who will succeed President Moon Jae-in, whose term expires in 2022. Voters will pick the 300 lawmakers who will represent them over the next four years.

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