Eight of eleven presidential contenders running in the main opposition People Power Party’s(PPP) presidential primary have made it past the first cut.
The party’s election management committee revealed Wednesday morning the results of the first round which was carried out by surveying party members and the general public.
The eight who will advance are Ahn Sang-soo, Won Hee-ryong, Yoo Seong-min, Yoon Seok-youl, Choe Jae-hyeong, Ha Tae-kyung, Hong Joon-pyo and Hwang Kyo-ahn.
The election committee did not disclose how many votes each candidate secured or how they ranked.
The PPP had polled two-thousand party members with voting rights and another two-thousand members of the general public on Monday and Tuesday to choose the candidates. Votes by party members accounted for 20 percent while those by the general public accounted for 80 percent.
The PPP will winnow the number of candidates to four on October 8 and select the party candidate on November 5.