Korea's Chung Goes for the Goal

South Koreans can't stand their elected officials, but they love their soccer team. What happens when politics and football meet? Last Thursday Chung Mong-joon, head of the South Korean Football Association, said he'd run for president in the December elections, confirming speculation that has gathered force since Korea's remarkable World Cup run. Chung, also an independent legislator in the National Assembly, has deep wells of World Cup popularity to draw from; current polls already give him a 10% lead over opposition candidate Lee Hoi-chang. President Kim Dae-jung's ruling Millennium Democratic Party has made overtures to Chung, but the football chief says...

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