Ex-Premier Chung Sye-kyun Drops Presidential Bid

      September 14, 2021 13:09

      Former Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun (front) leaves the National Assembly in Seoul on Monday.

      Ex-Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Monday dropped out of the presidential primary of the ruling Minjoo Party despite quitting the country's second-highest post specifically to join the race.

      "I will return to being an ordinary party member and make wholehearted efforts to create a new Republic of Korea," Chung told reporters in a press conference at the National Assembly.

      Party insiders say Chung's supporters will now play a crucial role in determining the winner of the primary.

      Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung is in the lead with a 51.41 percent support, but that only needs to drop 1.41 percentage points before a runoff vote is in the offing. Runner-up and fellow former Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon is determined to beat Lee. 

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