08 April 2020

From Pyongyang to Gangnam: the ex-N. Korean diplomat on the ballot in Seoul - France 24


For decades, Thae Yong Ho served the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, rising to become Pyongyang's deputy ambassador to London before defecting. Now he is standing for election in South Korea's multi-party democracy. If he wins his constituency in Gangnam, the wealthy Seoul district made famous by rapper Psy, Thae will become the first former Northern official ever to be directly elected to South Korea's parliament. And he believes it would send an unmistakable message to the upper [...]