Lee Jae-myung: Factory boy-turned-lawyer guns for South Korean presidency

Mr Lee Jae-myung speaks during the final race to choose the Democratic Party's presidential election candidate in Seoul on Oct 10, 2021.
Mr Lee Jae-myung speaks during the final race to choose the Democratic Party's presidential election candidate in Seoul on Oct 10, 2021.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

SEOUL - Bold. Unconventional. Scandal-prone. These are words used to describe Mr Lee Jae-myung, the first confirmed candidate in South Korea's upcoming presidential race.

He won the ruling Democratic Party's 11-round primary that ended last Sunday (Oct 10), earning the ticket to become President Moon Jae-in's successor if he gets elected next March.

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