April 02, 2021 08:27
Korea's two biggest cities, Seoul and Busan, started two days of early voting on Friday for the mayoral by-elections.
Polling stations are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Saturday, and are under strict coronavirus protocol.
President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook cast their ballots at a polling station near Cheong Wa Dae on Friday morning.
Some 8.4 million citizens of Seoul and 2.9 million of Busan are eligible to their cast ballots for their new mayors. Two regional administrative posts and 17 other seats on regional legislative councils are also up for grabs.
This is the second major election in Korea since the coronavirus pandemic started. The country held a general election last year without a single transmission being reported.
The main voting day is April 7.
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