[Article] Candlelight Revolution, the 21st General Election, and the 1987 System / Kim Jong-yup

The Quarterly Changbi 188, Summer 2020

 

Abstract

By interpreting the result of the 21st general election from various angles, in relation to the Candlelight Revolution and the 1987 system theory, Kim Jong-yup helps us to understand more deeply the current political topography of our society. What is particularly significant is its message urging the Moon Jae-in government to appreciate the victory of the democratic camp as an achievement of the candlelight, which requires the government to clearly understand its historical mission, and confidently to carry out tasks in this new political topography, which is showing signs of overcoming the 1987 system.