In South Korean politics,
With the April 15 general elections just around the corner, main opposition Liberty Korea Party leader Hwang Kyo-ahn threw his hat in the ring for the highly contested Jongno electoral district in central Seoul.
On a surprise announcement on Friday, Hwang announced his bid to run for the Jongno district, an area that has been regarded as a symbolic constituency where many political heavyweights have been elected.
Expressing his strong will to win in the elections, Hwang vowed to make Jongno the starting point for people to pass judgment on the incumbent Moon Jae-in administration, which he claims is tearing down South Korea's success.
Hwang's announcement has sparked much attention as he will be competing against former Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon of the ruling Democratic Party.
The two have been widely gauged as promising candidates for the Presidential elections in 2022.