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South Korea election

South Korean presidential campaign mired in mudslinging

Policy debate upstaged by petty bickering as country lurches toward 2022 vote

South Korean presidential hopefuls are gearing up for the March 2022 election. From left: Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung, former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon. (Source photos by Kyodo/Yonhap and Reuters) 

SEOUL -- As South Korean political parties gear up for the presidential election slated for March 2022, key candidates have been preoccupied with attacking each other in bitter smear campaigns.

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