What will the next S. Korean President consider most important issue?
Updated: 2021-11-30 17:30:32 KST
South Korea's top office will have a new person at the helm next May and with the elections coming even closer voters are getting a better idea of their options.
The ruling Democratic Party's presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung has put fair economic growth at the forefront of his campaign especially through investment in digital industries.
"Turning digital could mean losing some conventional jobs, but we can't delay the transition because of that. We have to dominate the market and expand opportunities. It's important no one is left behind in the transition by strengthening everyone's digital capacity."
He added that that under his administration the country would invest more than a hundred trillion U.S. dollars in digital industries during his term creating 2 million new jobs
With all this being made through infrastructure for IoTs and 6G networks.
The major opposition People Power Party's candidate Yoon Seok-youl put real estate market reforms as his number one pledge tackling a key issue of this election due to the all-time high housing prices.
"With many issues in real estate, we need to establish a system with fair competition instead of government interference Young adults are vulnerable right? We're preparing ways for young adults to easily buy a house through various financial methods."
Over the next five years, 2.5 million houses will be supplied nationwide, of which 300,000 will be offered at cost price designed so that young adults without a home can purchase at the original price and make up to 70-percent profit after 5 years.
Candidates in minor oppositions are also pushing their ambitious promises.
Justice Party's Shim Sang-jung has put a 4-day work week as her main goal.
According to her blue print the system would be implemented by 2025 with a new labor law after stages of transition.
The People Party's Ahn Cheol-soo has his 5-5-5 plan aiming to have 5 Samsung Electronics-level companies to push South Korea into the world's top 5 powerhouses through 5 super gap technologies.
Former Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon, will seek reformation in the government's employment system, cutting employees by 20-percent and scrapping the government pension, and the country's top civil service entry exam.
Kim Do-yeon, Arirang News.