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Political parties ramped up election campaigning on Friday, the second and last day of candidate registration for April 15 elections.
The candidate registration for the parliamentary polls ended at 6 p.m.
Every candidate will compete for a place in a total of 300 National Assembly seats, including 253 directly elected slots and 47 proportional representation spots.
Around 20 days ahead of the general elections, the novel coronavirus outbreak has shifted the overall focus of South Korean politics to the government's handling of the epidemic.
Candidates have been vying for top spots in the ballots, which have been largely transformed after this year's electoral reform.
Candidates can begin their official campaign activities on April 2.■
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