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Spirit of general election?

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By Kim Ji-soo
Politics can appear like a national sport in Korea, driven by the dynamic National Assembly, the weekend rallies and the growing number of political YouTube channels.

It is an understandable comparison, as politics, rather than functioning as a way to solve problems, has morphed into a platform where people voice their anger and frustrations.

With the April 15 general election approaching, one could say the "ground" for politics has opened. Heightening the excitement is the aggressive recruiting of outside "experts" by all parties including the ruling Democratic Party of Korea, the main opposition Liberty Korea Party and the Justice Party.

The ruling party started by tapping 42-year-old Choi Hye-young, a quadriplegic former ballerina who has been working to improve awareness of the disabled, and Won Jong-geon, a manager of eBay, to run on its party ticket. Most recently........

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