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7.05.2020

At a time when most governments are urging citizens to stay at home, one country is calling on them to come out in force this week to the polls.

South Korea is going ahead with its hotly contested parliamentary elections Wednesday, even as nations around the world, from Britain to Bolivia, have postponed races out of coronavirus concerns and a primary this month in Wisconsin raised myriad worries about safety and disenfranchisement.

With nearly 4 out of 5 South Koreans cover samsung j5 2016 trasparente saying they intend to cast Cover iPhone XS Max cover disegno del poke Le migliori cover per a ballot and early voting already logging record turnout, the country may offer an early look at how to hold a general election in the midst cover samsung s10e originale of a pandemic.

Election officials have assured citizens that they are taking every precaution to keep voters safe. All voters are being required to wear masks, and polling stations are being cover samsung j5 2016 con acqua e brillantini thoroughly sanitized. Poll workers wearing gloves, masks and protective face shields will take each voter’s temperature, squirt his or her hands with sanitizer and then distribute a pair of disposable gloves.

Anyone with a fever or other coronavirus related symptoms will be routed to a separate voting booth, which will be disinfected after cover samsung s6 con scritte each use.

South cover samsung galaxy trend plus gt-s7580 Korean voters keep their distance while waiting in line in Seoul to cast their ballots during early voting.

(Lee Jin man / Associated Press)

After much debate, the government cover samsung j5 2017 unicorno silicone also announced measures to allow those under mandatory 14 day quarantine people who have traveled abroad or come into contact with a known COVID 19 patient to leave their homes during a 1 hour, 40 minute window Wednesday evening to cast their ballots. supreme cover samsung Only those without symptoms will be permitted to do so, and they’re required to walk or drive themselves to the polls rather than take public transit.

Some coronavirus patients under quarantine also had the option of voting by mail, which South Korea typically allows only in limited cases.

Despite the COVID 19 pandemic, more than a quarter of eligible voters turned out for early voting over the weekend in an election widely viewed as a referendum on the presidency of Moon Jae in. Moon, a liberal, was voted into office in 2017 after his predecessor was impeached in a corruption cover samsung j3 2016 blu scandal that triggered a large scale protest movement that filled the streets of Seoul. and North Korea fell apart.

But the virus changed everything.

Even though Moon made an early blunder, prematurely cover samsung j5 jordan saying out of concern for the economy that the outbreak would be over soon, politicians in South Korea have largely stayed out of the way of the disease control professionals who took charge of the epidemic response.

Systems and laws kicked in that had been created after the government’s bungled handling of an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, in 2015. Daily COVID 19 infections, after a surge in late February, slowed to fewer than 30 new cases this cover samsung grand neo i9060 week. The country’s success in controlling the outbreak and cover samsung a40 trasparente flattening the curve of new infections has received acclaim and attention from around the world.

A cover samsung t530 voter drops her ballot into a box Friday during early voting. Wednesday is election day.

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That’s translated into the highest approval ratings for Moon 57% since 2018, according to Gallup Korea.

Moon said Monday that the election could serve as an example to cover samsung galaxy j7 unicorno other countries cover samsung s7 slim still struggling to curb the epidemic. “If we can maintain the results of our disease prevention efforts while holding nationwide elections, cover samsung grand prime g530 we can give the world the hope that it’s possible to return to normal cover samsung galaxy core lte social systems and daily activities,” he said.

Running for seats in South Korea’s 300 seat parliament are a high profile former North Korean diplomat who defected to the South, young feminists who’ve formed their own party on a platform against misogyny and sexism, and two former prime ministers going head to head in a district in central Seoul.

On street corners in recent weeks, campaigners courted voters cover samsung s3 bmw wearing jackets, hats and matching face masks in each political party’s color.

At competing rallies in the race between the two former premiers, enthusiasm for the candidates appeared to trump any social distancing concerns as citizens cover samsung s6 edge dragonball mobbed candidates for photos and handshakes.

The opposition has largely supported the government’s anti virus efforts but has faulted Moon for not swiftly banning travel from China and accused him of taking advantage of South Korea’s coronavirus related economic stimulus to buy votes.

Hwang Kyo ahn of the conservative main opposition United Future Party did not mention the coronavirus once in a 15 minute speech, focusing instead cover samsung a7 2015 on economic woes and taxation.

“If he mentions it, he’s just helping the incumbents. I’m on this side [of the political spectrum], but a good job is a good job,” said Lee Wan jae, a 67 year old taxi driver watching Hwang’s speech, who said he always voted with the conservatives. “With the coronavirus, it’s not the administration but the public health officials who are doing good work. They’re trying to a5 2017 cover samsung originale free ride on that.”Get our free Coronavirus Today newsletter

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