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South Korea Election: Competing Speeches in Seoul on Final Day

Campaign posters in Seoul, on March 3.

Campaign posters in Seoul, on March 3.

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

South Korea’s presidential candidates wind up their last day on the campaign trail with Tuesday night speeches in the heart of Seoul, trying to assure voters they are the best choice to lead East Asia’s third-largest economy for the next five years.

Progressive Lee Jae-myung of the ruling Democratic Party and Yoon Suk-yeol of the main conservative People Power Party will speak at venues about 500 meters apart to culminate months on the campaign trail where they have traded barbs ahead of the Wednesday vote.