Lee Jae-myung could make strong push for presidency if he can overcome scandals
Early poll suggests South Koreans prefer Democratic leader as next political leader, but caveats abound
Lee Jae-myung finds himself in a precarious position. He is currently under investigation for multiple alleged scandals and will soon face questioning for the third time by prosecutors. At the same time, he is the leader of the majority party in the National Assembly and, according to one poll, the preferred future political leader.
In this way-too-early poll from Segye Ilbo and Gallup Korea, 25% of South Koreans prefer Lee as the country’s next political leader. But that result requires several caveats.
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