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December 19, 2002
Korean people elected Roh as president. Since 1987, the explosion of civil society, "reform" has been the key word in Korean society. We're still hungry for reform.

The encouraging point of this election is that we turn from pessimism into optimism. We are no more swayed by the crazy bark of evil-minded monopolistic journalism and the threat of war bugs. We chastised opportunists politically for the first time. Young generations voted for the reform-oriented candidate actively. The internet was their revolutionary weapon. That made participatory democracy possible. That made citizen politics and life politics possible. We are the champions tonight.