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每日英語跟讀 Ep.901: About SKorea -A taste of democracy: South Korea’s 16-year fight for a green onion breakfast cereal 南韓為青蔥口味的穀物早餐奮戰16年與2021補選

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每日英語跟讀 Ep.901: About SKorea -A taste of democracy: South Korea’s 16-year fight for a green onion breakfast cereal

It is being hailed as a major win for democracy in South Korea.


The limited edition of the Chex cereal sold out within two days when it hit online stores, following years of almost ceaseless campaigning by enthusiasts.


The long road to the cereal aisle began in 2004 when Kellogg’s Korea launched a light-hearted marketing campaign for Chex, a five-grain cereal, asking South Koreans to vote on a new flavour.


The PR stunt was meant to end in an easy victory for sweet Cheki. But the people did not agree.


Votes for Chaka surged past those for Cheki, catching Kellogg’s unawares. Citing multiple votes by individuals, the company halted online voting, threw out duplicate votes and declared Cheki the winner.


Chaka fans cried foul, and decried Cheki’s subsequent 16-year rule as that of an illegitimate tyrant.


Chaka’s success was so momentous that on the day it was announced earlier this month it surged past North Korea’s bombing of an inter-Korean liaison office to become the top trending topic on South Korean social media.


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Park’s death expected to heat up 2021 by-elections 朴元淳去世料將使2021年補選升溫

The National Election Commission will run by-elections on April 7, 2021 to replace lawmakers and local governors if their seats have remained empty from March 17 this year to March 8, 2021.


Under the Election Law, elected officials are removed from their position if they receive a sentence of a higher than 1 million won fine for violation of the laws on election and political funding, or one year imprisonment.


"The 2021 by-elections certainly can be comparable to regular local elections, as new Seoul and Busan mayors will be elected," said Shin Yul, a political science professor at Myongji University.


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