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South Korea election

Gender politics: South Korea's presidential wedge issue

Conservative candidate Yoon woos angry young men while opponent remains vague

Yoon Suk-yeol, center, the presidential candidate of the main opposition People Power Party, poses with supporters during a presidential election campaign in Seoul on Feb. 15.   © AP

SEOUL -- Wednesday's presidential election in South Korea could hinge on the votes of idaenam, men in their 20s who feel gender politics favors their female peers.

One university student in a crowd listening to a stump speech by candidate Yoon Suk-yeol on Feb. 26 in the trendy Seoul neighborhood of Hongdae is typical of this group.

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