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‘Devastated’: gender equality hopes on hold as ‘anti-feminist’ voted South Korea’s president

By Raphael Rashid in Seoul

11 Mar 2022 · 3 min read

The election of an avowed “anti-feminist” as the next president of South Korea has been greeted with dismay amid accusations Yoon Suk-yeol fuelled the county’s gender divide to garner support from young male voters.

Former top prosecutor Yoon defeated the liberal ruling party candidate Lee Jae-myung by a margin of 263,000 votes in one of the most closely contested presidential elections in recent memory.

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