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South Korea Election: Contenders in Seoul Area to Talk Housing

Voters at an early polling location for the presidential election inside Seoul Station on March 4.
Voters at an early polling location for the presidential election inside Seoul Station on March 4.Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

The two top candidates trying to be South Korea’s next president took their campaigns to the Seoul area, pledging to rein in runaway real estate prices that have made housing unaffordable for many voters in metro regions.

With two days to go until election day, progressive Lee Jae-myung of the ruling Democratic Party and Yoon Suk-yeol of the main conservative People Power Party pledged to build hundreds of thousands of new housing units, which they said would help stabilize the market.