Chung Mong-joon Speaks on Running for President

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Chung Mong-joon Speaks on Running for President

Chung Mong-joon, the 6th son of the founder of Hyundai Co. and vice-president of FIFA (the Federation of the International Football Association) is thinking about running in the 2002 Presidential Elections.
He revealed his thoughts last Sunday after a general meeting of POSDAQ members, a parody website like the KOSDAQ dealing with politicians instead of stock, giving values to the politicians' activities. To visitors of the Internet political site, he stated, "The most important question has not been asked... There are two elections in 2002, one is the Presidential Election and the other is for FIFA. I haven't decided yet whether to run for both of them, just one, or to not run at all."
Chung asked for opinions saying, "There are people running for the presidency, but being president of FIFA is a better opportunity for me and Korea in general." Visitors to the site agreed with Chung's opinion.
But once Chung's comments about running for the two presidential posts drew serious attention from the media, a spokesman for Chung stated, "The e-meeting talk was not serious."

by Ko Chong-ae

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