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S Korea's dispirited young voters demand societal and economic change

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 05:50

Unemployment among youth - defined as those under 30 - has risen for five consecutive years to hit an all-time high of 9.8 per cent in 2016, more than double the overall average.


THIRTY years after South Korea became a democracy, voters from that period in the nation's history go to the polls on Tuesday frustrated over their prospects and demanding change as growth slows and job prospects fade.

The decades-long "Miracle on the Han" - named after the

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