The media in the United States showed strong interest in Korea's 19th presidential election which ended up with the victory of liberal candidate Moon Jae-in. They observed that the Moon Jae-in administration would take a more conciliatory approach toward North Korean issues, raising a possibility that it could collide with the stance of the Trump administration.
The Wall Street Journal described Moon as a supporter of the Sunshine policy which focuses on providing humanitarian aid to North Korea.
In particular, the Journal claimed that a drastic shift would be likely in South Korea's policy toward the north, pointing out what Moon said in his book published in January this year in which he said, "We should be able to say no to the United States."
The New York Times also said, "The new administration could bring a major shakeup to the geopolitical situation facing the Korean Peninsula where tension is high over the North Korean nuclear issue," adding that the stance of the new administration would greatly differ from that of the previous administrations.