A presidential candidate from the South Korean ruling party is expected to take on Lee Myong-baks presidential bid in a general election scheduled for May 15.
A political analyst at the Seoul National University said Kim Min-seok’s candidacy was likely to be the most important since his father, the late president Park Chung-hee, was impeached for graft in the wake of the 1997-98 nuclear crisis.
Lee is considered one of the few contenders in the race to challenge President Park.
Kim Min-sesong, who was first elected to parliament in 2012, was considered the frontrunner when he ran for the presidency in 2014.
A strong performance from Kim would be a big boost for his candidacy.