The historic presidential election in South Korea is keeping Korea-heads busy! What makes this election so historic? I liked this explanation by Ishaan Tharoor of the Washington Post:
His rise to power came amid seven months of political turbulence. First, South Korean media began reporting and investigating allegations of corruption and bribery surrounding then-President Park Geun-hye. Mass protests and legal proceedings followed, eventually leading to Park's impeachment and removal from power in March. The election cycle swung into gear, and Moon, a former human rights lawyer campaigning on an anti-corruption platform, was boosted by an electorate hungry for change.South Korea just showed the world how to do democracy [Washington Post]
There's been a blogging backlog because of all the media stuff! I promise the regular programming will resume soon.