The Straits Times
Published on Sep 10, 2012

Candidate confusion in South Korean presidential vote


SEOUL (AFP) - With just 100 days to go until South Korea's presidential election, voters were still waiting on Monday to find out exactly who they will be given the choice of voting for.

The formal nomination deadline for the Dec 19 poll is not until Nov 26 and so far there is only one confirmed candidate - Ms Park Geun Hye, daughter of the late military strongman Park Chung Hee.

With President Lee Myung Bak constitutionally barred from a second term after serving five years, Ms Park wrapped up the nomination of the ruling conservative New Frontier Party last month.

What voters still do not know, is the identity of Ms Park's main challenger.