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Charge D’Affaires of the Embassy of Malaysia in Seoul Visits NEC

Date :02/20/2024Read : 32

Charge D’Affaires of the Embassy of Malaysia in Seoul Visits NEC


 

Charge d’affaires of the Embassy of Malaysia in Seoul Mr. Nazarudin Ja’afar visited the NEC of the Republic of Korea on February 13, 2024. Charge D’Affaires Ja’afar’s visit was to discuss the NEC's preparations for the upcoming 22nd National Assembly Elections that are scheduled to be held on April 10, 2024, and the electoral system of Korea.

 

During the meeting, Charge d’Affaires Ja’afar and Secretary General of the NEC, Mr. Yong-bin shared their wish to further develop the relationship of the two countries and to share knowledge in democracy and elections.

 

After the welcome greetings, the Chief Election Policy Officer of the NEC, Mr. Kwang-ho Shin, led the discussion on the electoral system of Korea. The NEC made an introduction about the structure and responsibilities of the NEC, the early voting system, and overseas elections in South Korea. The two organizations also discussed the South Korean electoral system, particularly the quasi-mixed member proportional representation system, which has been covered by the media recently in Korea.

 

The NEC and the delegation of the Malaysian Embassy had a meaningful time together as they discussed fruitful agendas such as similarities and differences in the two countries' electoral systems, challenges and concerns in democracy, the importance of civic education in democracy, etc.

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