Presidential Frontrunner Moon Jae-in Visits Liberal Southwest Bloc of Korea
SEOUL, March 11 (Yonhap) -- Moon Jae-in, a front-running presidential contender from the Democratic Party, visited the southwestern parts of the country Saturday as he strived to soothe voter apathy in the region toward his faction.
Moon met with Catholic leaders and attended a Mass in Gwangju, the traditional liberal stronghold.
The voter support in the southeast is divided between Moon's party and the People's Party, created by Democratic Party defectors who hail from the region.
Moon called for national unity and a change of government during the meeting that fell just one day after the Constitutional Court ousted President Park Geun-hye on Friday.
"The people have exercised the right to resist. Although there may be people against the impeachment, the citizens of the candlelight rallies achieved the ouster peacefully despite deep anger," Moon said during the second day of his trip to South Jeolla Province.
On Friday, Moon met with families of the victims from the tragic sinking of the Sewol ferry in 2014 near the site of accident in Jindo. The incident claimed more than 300 lives, with most of them being high school students.'