Market Weekly: April 12 – 18 2020


Elections in South Korea tomorrow Wednesday, Apr 15th

Of interest given the economic collapse and how the nations votes in parliamentary elections after the #COVID19 crisis with strict new procedures enacted to protect them on election day

If the vote is conducted without causing a spike of coronavirus infections, it may provide a roadmap for upcoming elections in other countries, including the Nov. 3 election in the United States.

“The Korean election process has been well-thought through from the perspective of minimizing COVID-19 infection risk,” Scott Snyder, senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, tells TIME. “It would be a model for how to effectively and safely process voters in the United States.”