Election Fever Returns - Presidential Elections
Trip Start Aug 16, 2013
418Trip End Aug 25, 2013
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Street intersections have once again been taken over by groups of synchronized dancers waving candidate placards and dancing to a medley of bouncy tunes. It all seems baffling watching grown men do this.
I was with a korean friend and asked how does this explain a candidates position on big issues like the economy, health, education, or foreign relations. He said it doesnt and he finds this all quite stupid as well. It is only a recent phenomena bouncing off the K-Pop craze.
Its not a popularity or dance contest and I hope the campaign is taken more seriously in the Korean Press.
You can see a video of the people dancing at one intersection here.
A foreigner joined in who I think was actually mocking the whole spectacle.
Here is an earlier article about the legislative elections with the same bizarre street performances
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