The final turnout for the June 11 National Power of Peoples Convention was 45.36%, a record high.
The Election Commission of the People’s Power National Convention announced that it recorded such a turnout as a result of the final counting of mobile and ARS votes at 5 pm on the 10th, the last day of voting for party members. Although it did not cross the 50% barrier that was expected, it is a ‘best hit since the National Convention in 2011 with the same electoral system as it is now’.
In the preliminary voting conducted for the electoral college of party members on the 7th and 8th, the turnout was 36.16%. It surpassed both the voter turnout in 2017 (25.2%) and 2019 (25.4%) when mobile voting was introduced only in advance voter turnout.
After that, the turnout increased by 9.2 percentage points in the ARS voting held for two days from the 9th. Voter turnout by date is ▶7 days 25.8% ▶8 days 36.16% ▶9 days 42.4%, etc.
Meanwhile, the public opinion poll, which started the day before, will run until 10 p.m. on the same day. The party is conducting a total of 4,000 surveys of 2,000 samples each through two polling agencies. The final result is the result of adding the poll results to the party member voting results.
The results will be announced at the National Convention to be held at 10 a.m. on the 11th. One out of five candidates is elected as the party representative, and the leadership consists of four out of ten candidates for supreme council and one out of five candidates for youth supreme council.
An official from the People’s Power said, “I think it is the first time in the history of a party that people other than party members have watched a national convention with such interest.” “This trend is expected to positively affect next year’s election.”
Political circles are predicting a favorable outcome for Lee as the ‘Lee Jun-seok blast’ led to the success of the national convention. On the other hand, there is an objection that party members who value stability and economy felt a sense of crisis and gathered as candidates Joo Ho-young and Na Kyung-won.
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