Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Election Day

There is an election today (Wednesday) to vote for legislators. Here is an example of the type of campaign posters that candidates make:

That's right- they're all referred to by number. Other campaign efforts include supporters waving and bowing to passersby on street corners while wearing sashes displaying the candidate's number. Larger groups of campaigners might stand near a truck that blares music or campaign slogans. Sometimes several women in bright jackets will do little coordinated dances while men in suits huddle around behind them. Some candidates have 3-4 story tall posters hanging from the sides of buildings. Korea definitely has a different take on campaigning than the Americans. I have to applaud them for one thing though; election day is like a holiday and students get the day off from school and most people get the day off from work.


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