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Former Prime Minister Wins First Victory in DP's Presidential Primary

Written: 2021-09-26 14:29:33Updated: 2021-09-26 22:07:52

Former Prime Minister Wins First Victory in DP's Presidential Primary

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Former Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon won his first victory in the ruling Democratic Party's ongoing primary to select its candidate for next March's presidential election.

Lee earned 47-point-12 percent of the votes in the primary held on Saturday among delegates and registered members of the party in the Gwangju-South Jeolla Province region at the Kim Dae-jung Convention Center in Gwangju.

Lee Nak-yon clinched his first victory against Gyeonggi Governor Lee Jae-myung by winning 122 more votes. The victory came amid a controversy over a highly lucrative land development project in Seongnam, which was carried out when the governor was the mayor of Seongnam.

However, the governor is still far ahead of Lee Nak-yon, securing an accumulated 52-point-nine percent, while the former prime minister has captured 34-point-21 percent.

Former Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae came in third with four-point-33 percent of the votes and Rep. Kim Du-kwan finished fourth with point-94 percent in the Saturday primary.

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