July 01, 2021 11:31
Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung on Thursday announced his official bid for the presidency on the ruling Minjoo Party's ticket. He made the announcement in a pre-recorded video message rather than a public rally to ensure social distancing.
Lee spent Wednesday putting the final touches to his speech and editing the video, which was posted on YouTube and Facebook at 7:30 a.m.
Lee now heads to his hometown of Andong, North Gyeongsang Province to steal a march on his rivals in the party and remind voters that he is a competitive candidate in the North Gyeongsang region, which is a traditional stronghold of the main opposition People Power Party.
On Friday, Lee will hold an online press conference before visiting South Jeolla Province.
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