Hong retires candidacy and Choue will be reelected
Moon-Jong Hong, one of the two official candidates running for the WTF Presidency, has announced his withdrawal from the Presidential race during a press conference held this morning at the Kukkiwon Headquarters.
Hong, Secretary General of Korea’s governing party (Saenuri) and recently elected as the new Director of Kukkiwon’s Board, stated that the reason for giving up at such an advanced stage is no other than the impossibility to combine the two demanding positions that he currently holds with another absorbing charge as the WTF Presidency.
Leading such an important organization as the Kukkiwon demands a lot of work an daily effort, specially for a polititian who hasn’t been linked to Taekwondo for a long time. This fact, added to the pressute that entails holding one of the most crucial positions in the Saenuri party, has forced Mr Hong to take this difficult decision with less than 2 weeks left for the Puebla WTF General Assembly.
Hong’s withdrawal leaves the current President of the WTF, Dr Chungwon Choue, as the only official candidate left for the elections, which means President Choue will lead the WTF for the 4th consecutive term of office. Dr Choue has been in charge of the Taekwondo Worldwide organization for the last 11 years, having actively contributed to the evolution and modernization of our sport and having secured Taekwondo’s presence in the Olympic Games until 2020.
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