It’s official — Ahn Cheol-soo is running for the president. In a highly anticipated press conference, Ahn officially announced his candidacy, saying he will “bear the task of the times given to me.” As to forming a unified ticket with Moon Jae-in, Ahn said the time is not right to discuss the topic yet.

Ahn’s road ahead will not be easy. Thanks to his strong showing in the DUP primaries, Moon’s numbers far surpassed Ahn’s in the latest poll in a head to head match-up — 44.9% to 32.3%. Moon’s numbers went past even Park Geun-hye’s number, 47.1% to 44% in a head-to-head match-up.