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south korea's upcoming presidential election could reshape its relations with north korea — and the u.s.

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south korea's upcoming presidential election could reshape its relations with north korea — and the u.s.

with its disgraced former leader ousted from office, south korea’s attention is shifting to a presidential election that could reshape the nation’s policy on north korea and its relationship to the united states.last week’s removal of the country’s conservative president, park geun-hye, amid a corruption scandal that has upended the political order could create an opening for liberal parties for the first time in nearly a decade, analysts say.recent public opinion polls show that the top two contenders in the may election — at least for now — are from the center-left democratic party. its candidates in some cases differ from the conservatives, in substance and tone, on dealing with the threat of north korea’s advancing nuclear program and south korea’s security relationship with washington, which has been its closest ally.american and south korean ideological labels don’t always correlate. in the last decade, the united states — under both republican and democratic administrations -- has been more aligned with south korean conservatives than with liberals on north korea policy.the conservatives generally favor a tougher stance concerning their neighbor, with principled engagement and pressure on the communist regime. liberals might seek to revive cross-border ties and seek increased engagement, with fewer or no preconditions.the polls suggest that support for conservatives has collapsed. the park corruption drama prompted millions of frustrated south korea...