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Young South Korean men turn against Moon ahead of 2022 election

President enters final year of office with approval rating at new low

South Korean President Moon Jae-in is entering his final year in office, bruised by corruption scandals among his administration and public disapproval of his handling of the economy.   © EPA/Jiji

SEOUL -- Jeon Yong-gi has an idea he thinks might help revive his political party's flagging fortunes.

A 29-year-old lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Party, Jeon recently argued in favor of reinstituting South Korea's military points system, whereby men who complete their mandatory term of service are given a leg up when applying for public sector jobs.

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