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Outgoing UN Secretary-General Likely to Run for Presidency in His Home Country
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Outgoing UN Secretary-General Likely to Run for Presidency in His Home Country
  • By Jung Suk-yee
  • December 22, 2016, 01:45
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Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon is likely to run for presidency in South Korea next year.
Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon is likely to run for presidency in South Korea next year.

 

Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon implied that he could run for presidency in his home country next year.

He had an interview with South Korean correspondents at the UN headquarters in New York on December 20 (local time). “If what I have seen, learned and felt as UN Secretary-General would help develop South Korea, I am willing to sacrifice myself to achieve this goal.”

“The public is enraged and frustrated by the lack of good politics. I have gotten personal requests about how to improve society that has exposed accumulated problems. I am in deep agony thinking about how to do my part,” he added.

Ban went on to say that politics cannot be done by any single person, and any politician is required to have means and visions. “With the political situation in Seoul very unpredictable for now, what I can say for sure now is that I will meet with multiple leaders after returning to South Korea in mid-January,” he said.

He is likely to have meetings with acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn as well as the parliamentary speaker and the chief justice of the Supreme Court.