Blog Posts du Sunday 29 May 2022

Ruling party ahead of main opposition in pre-local elections surveys

지방선거 사전조사서 여당 제1야당 압도

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2022/05/356_330013.html

Polls find PPP candidates leading comfortably in 9 elections, DPK 4, and remaining 4 are battlegrounds

By Ko Dong-hwan

With only a few days remaining until the country's local elections which are to be held June 1, less than a month after President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol was inaugurated on May 10, the conservative ruling People Power Party (PPP) is ahead of the main opposition party, according to public opinion surveys.

It remains uncertain whether that trend will be continued until Wednesday when voters will elect mayors, governors, city council members and education superintendents. On the same day, voters in some regions will also select eight National Assembly lawmakers in by-elections.

The PPP candidates are leading in nine elections out of 17 to select mayors and governors of metropolitan cities and provinces, whereas the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK) candidates are leading in four elections. Candidates of the two parties were competing within a margin of error in the remaining four elections, according to recent surveys conducted by Ipsos, Korea Research and Hankook Research on May 23 to 25. More details of the survey can be found on the website of the National Election Commission.

Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon, who is running for reelection on the PPP ticket, is ahead of DPK candidate Song Young-gil with a double-digit margin. Oh's rate stood at 54 percent, whereas support for DPK's Song was 31 percent.

The highest support ratings for PPP candidates came from the most conservative-friendly regions in the country: Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province. Hong Joon-pyo, who unsuccessfully ran in the 2017 presidential election, is expected to grab a comfortable win in Daegu's mayoral election, if last week's support trend continues until Election Day. His rate marked 64 percent, over 40 percent ahead of the DPK's Seo Jae-heon who had 12 percent.

여론조사는 9개 선거, 민주당 4개, 나머지 4개는 전장에서 편안하게 이끄는 PPP 후보를 찾습니다.

고동환 기자

5월 10일 윤석열 대통령 당선인이 취임한 지 한 달도 채 되지 않은 6월 1일의 지방선거가 며칠 남지 않은 가운데 보수 집권 여당인 민중당(PPP)이 압승을 거두고 있다. 여론조사에 따르면 제1야당이다.

유권자들이 시장, 주지사, 시의회 의원, 교육감 등을 선출하는 수요일까지 이러한 추세가 계속될지는 불확실하다. 같은 날 일부 지역 유권자들도 보궐선거에서 국회의원 8명을 뽑는다.

시·도지사를 선출하는 17개 선거 중 9개 선거에서 PPP 후보가 앞서고 있는 반면, 제1야당인 더불어민주당 후보는 4개 선거에서 선두를 달리고 있다. 최근 입소스, 코리아리서치, 한국리서치가 5월 23~25일 실시한 설문조사에 따르면 남은 4번의 선거에서 양 정당의 후보가 오차 범위 내에서 경쟁을 펼쳤다. 자세한 설문조사는 홈페이지에서 확인할 수 있다. 중앙선거관리위원회.

PPP 표로 재선에 도전하는 오세훈 서울시장이 두 자릿수 차이로 더불어민주당 송영길 후보를 앞서고 있다. 오 후보는 54%, 더불어민주당 송은 31%였다.

PPP 후보에 대한 가장 높은 지지도는 전국에서 가장 보수 친화적인 지역인 대구와 경북에서 나왔습니다. 2017년 대선에서 낙선한 홍준표 후보가 대선까지 지난주 지지세를 이어간다면 대구시장 선거에서 무난한 승리를 거둘 것으로 예상된다. 그의 비율은 64%로 12%를 기록한 더불어민주당 서재헌 후보를 40% 이상 앞섰다.

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Was India’s Taj Mahal a Hindu temple?
Only if you believe
the revisionist conspiracy theories

  • Nearly 400 years after its construction, the Mughal-era landmark has become the latest target of historical revisionism in increasingly polarised India
  • A member of PM Narendra Modi’s Hindu-nationalist party challenged the site’s history – a case some legal experts say could go all the way to the Supreme Court
See also In Modi’s India, Muslim rulers of the past ‘can’t be heroes’ as Mughal museum renamed https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/people/article/3179386/was-indias-taj-mahal-hindu-temple-only-if-you-believe-revisionist

Few landmarks are as evocative of their home country as India’s Taj Mahal.

Decades of photographs, film appearances and tourism campaigns have cemented the celebrated structure’s hold on the public imagination.

Even when seen on a faded 1950s tourism poster in the corner of a Rajasthan tea shack – its marble-white dome and towering minarets turning to yellow in the scorching desert heat – the Taj Mahal still beckons to travellers from across the ages.

Few landmarks are as evocative of their home country as India’s Taj Mahal.

Decades of photographs, film appearances and tourism campaigns have cemented the celebrated structure’s hold on the public imagination.

Even when seen on a faded 1950s tourism poster in the corner of a Rajasthan tea shack – its marble-white dome and towering minarets turning to yellow in the scorching desert heat – the Taj Mahal still beckons to travellers from across the ages.

It is India writ large. Or, as historian Rana Safvi puts it: “The Taj Mahal is not a Hindu or a Muslim monument, it is an Indian monument, the one which represents India all over the world”.

But that universal appeal has been called into question in recent years, on the back of a historical revisionist’s decades-old claim that the Mughal-era mausoleum was built atop a Hindu temple.

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