Presidential election to be held on May 9
SEOUL: South Korea will hold a presidential election on May 9 to replace impeached leader Park Geun-hye, who was dismissed last Friday over a corruption scandal, the Yonhap news agency reported yesterday.
Prime Minister Hwa n g Kyo-ahn, who has also been acting p r e s ident since December, said earlier he would not run for president in the election.
Hwang became acting president when the Parliament impeached Park in December.
The Constitutional Court upheld Park’s impeachment last Friday and dismissed her from office.
Hwang had emerged in opinion polls as a top conservative candidate even though he never declared an intention to run. Reuters