Seoul (CNN)The mayor of the South Korean funds Seoul has been documented lacking and law enforcement have released a lookup for him, an official advised CNN on Thursday.
Park Won-before long was described missing by his daughter, at close to 5 p.m. Thursday (4 a.m. ET), in accordance to a police formal acquainted with the situation.
The 64-yr-aged longtime civic activist, who has been Seoul’s mayor considering the fact that 2011, is observed as a very likely hopeful for the liberals in the 2022 presidential elections.
When Park was elected in a landslide victory towards the ruling social gathering almost a 10 years ago — with no political ties or practical experience — it sparked a public frenzy. His unanticipated increase to the next most strong posture in the nation was noticed as a indication that South Koreans were weary of classic politics.
The former human rights attorney, who ran independently but forged an alliance with opposition get-togethers, championed town welfare jobs and became a image of reform.
He was reelected as mayor in 2014 and again in 2018.
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