• Creo69

    Any info posted on votes by gender? Maybe someone posted and I missed it? Does Korea even collect this kind of data? Would LOVE to see it.

  • SalarymaninSeoul

    She got 50% of the vote in a field of neearly 10 candidates. Of the 17 bubbles, 13 break for Park. Again, there really isn’t any regionalism to speak of here. The country decisively chose Park. Only the Jeollas supported Moon and Seoul, though it was close. Is the DUP basically a regional party, then?

  • Bob Bobbs

    Silla beat Baekje again. 

  • Yu Bum Suk

     A tad more women voted for Park and a tad more men for Moon. Bear in mind that the percentage of the population that’s female increases greatly with age.

  • Cjk43

    Sources please.

  • Yu Bum Suk

     One of a dozen articles I read today based on exit polls.

  • Jakgani

    why did  Jeollanam-do and Jeollabuk-do support her so much?

    She was born in Daegu which is Gyeongsangbuk-do province – isn’t that her hometown?

  • will.i.aint

    While better than historical averages — 10% and 13.2% aren’t exactly overwhelming levels of support.

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  • dlbarch

    It seems that with the convergence of the presidential election around only two main candidates, we have now seen an end to the old rule that whoever carries Seoul, carries the election.

    If nothing else, PGH’s election would also seem to mark a return to personality-driven politics over any deepening institutionalization of the country’s political parties.


  • wangkon936

    Hilarious Bob.

  • Django

    It’s pretty obvious which provinces American English teachers ought to avoid. 전북, 광주, and 전남 

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    I know you’re joking, but I taught in Gwangju and it was great. People down in the Jeolla provinces are lovely, regardless of their politics.

  • http://www.rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    I hadn’t thought of it that way, but that’s a great observation.

  • Yam

    Baekje was based on the Choongcheong province. Jeollado would be the home of 후백제. ㅉㅉ

  • wangkon936

    Yam, Baekje was originally based in Kyonggi province until Koguryo pushed them south to Choongcheong.  Since about the 5th and 6th centuries AD both Choongcheong and Chollado served as a base, although the primary and secondary capitals (Puyo and Ungjin) were in Choongcheong.