Photo: Prime Minister Jeong Se-gyun. Credit: Website of the Office of the Prime Minister.
Although Gyeonggi-do Province Governor Lee Jae-myung 이재명 경기도지사 and the Democratic Party Chairman Lee Nak-yeon 이낙연 민주당대표 have been the top two favored liberals for the next presidency, there are still Democratic Party supporters who are looking for an alternative option.
In a poll by Asia Economy 아시아경제 and WinG Korea Consulting 윈지코리아 컨설팅 conducted from January 16 to 17 that asked “who is likely to emerge as the third Democratic Party candidate?”, Prime Minister Jeong Se-gyun 정세균 총리 led with 17%, followed by Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae 추미애 법무부장관 at 12.1%. Among the Democratic Party supporters, the difference between Jeong and Choo was smaller: 20.8% favored the Prime Minister, and 19.4% favored the Justice Minister.