Liberals stunned as Chung gives up the fight

Home > National >

print dictionary print

Liberals stunned as Chung gives up the fight


Putting a sudden end to widespread speculation that he would be a dark horse bet to lead the nation under the pro-government banner, the former president of Seoul National University, Chung Un-chan, announced on April 30 that he will not enter the race for president this year.
In a hastily called press conference in a Seoul restaurant, the 59-year-old economics professor said he is not interested in politics and plans to remain a scholar. By Kang Jung-hyun

정운찬 전 서울대 총장이 4월30일 올해는 대선에 출마하지 겠다고 발표, 그가 범여권의 유력한 대선후보가 될 것이라는 널리 퍼져 있는 추측을 갑작스럽게 끝냈다. 서울의 한 레스토랑에서 성급히 가진 기자회견에서 59세의 경제학 교수, 자신은 정치에는 관심이 없으며 계속 학자로 남아있을 계획이라고 말했다. 강정현 기자
Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
help-image Social comment?
lock icon

To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

Standards Board Policy (0/250자)