One of the hottest keywords around the end of the year would be “president.” Including the President of the Republic of Korea, most Koreans’ interest is also on future President of the United States. A new page of history is about to be written.
Nationally, around one civilian who seems to have a very close link with the government and alleged to wield enormous power in both political and economic areas, thousands of people are in shock and expressing their anger. Outside of the country, people are turning their eyes on 2016 Presidential Election Polls. Just looking at the timeline on Facebook or Instagram, it is easy to tell how many people are paying attention to these issues.
Not long ago, there have been concerns about people’s political apathy. However, now it has been said that the national news is even more interesting than TV shows. A story that should only be in fiction is actually happening now. Some movies that had been considered as accusations of dark shadows behind authorities are now regarded as purified versions. On Facebook, we can also see many people watching on-line live broadcast of American news to see the latest US election polls. As the United States is one of the countries that has close relationships politically and economically, people are concerning about the impact of the election.
At home, many people are out on the road asking the current president to step down. Thousands of students from all around the country questioning the democracy of Korea, which reminds people of the democratic movements in 1980s. At the same time, a new president of United States which could bring huge change in our diplomatic relations is about to be elected. Presidents at the end of the year 2016 may open a new page in the history.