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Korea: President Yoon’s rise in popularity boosts reform hopes

President Yoon Suk-yeol has seen a rebound in his popularity in recent weeks, helped in part by the strong stance he has taken against the country’s striking junior doctors. The improvement in the president’s popularity bodes well for the prospects of Yoon’s People Power Party (PPP) in Korea’s parliamentary election on 10th April. A strong showing in the election would increase the likelihood of the president being able to make more progress on his stalled reform agenda.

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