Electoral campaigning in South Korea
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South Korea prepares for round of elections

24 October 2011 Last updated at 02:52 BST

Campaigning has begun for a round of local and national elections in South Korea with local polls expected to test the popularity of President Lee Myung-bak.

The president's promised river regeneration project is almost complete but for some it symbolises the country's new political dissatisfaction.

The BBC's Lucy Williamson reports from Seoul.