January 14, 2022 08:21
The first televised debate between the presidential candidates from the two major parties will be held later this month.
Korea goes to the polls to elect a new president on March 9.
The debate between former Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung from the ruling Minjoo Party and former prosecutor-general Yoon Seok-youl from the main opposition People Power Party will take place before the Lunar New Year holiday, which starts on Jan. 29, the two parties agreed.
The debate is separate from the three legally mandated debates hosted by the National Election Broadcasting Debate Commission. The three debates on social, political and economic issues are scheduled from Feb. 21 to March 2.
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