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.