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South Korea's second city of Busan is traditionally a conservative area, and has inched further to the right in recent years in apparent frustration with the ruling party's failure to revive the regional economy.
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Moon promises the sky in Busan but faces electoral crash landing

Polls tip conservatives to win back mayorships of South Korea's two biggest cities

STEVEN BOROWIEC, Contributing writer | South Korea

BUSAN, South Korea -- President Moon Jae-in has a grand plan to build a glittering new airport in the southeastern South Korean port city of Busan, as part of a project to "bring together the sky, sea and land to create a world-class logistics hub."

The plan for the proposed airport on Gadeok Island, on the southwestern fringe of the country's second city, had been under discussion since the early 2000s.

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