SEOULGrowing up in Kim Jong Ils North Korea, Ji Seong-ho had no exposure to democracy. His first taste came in 2007 when he saw a presidential candidate give a speech at a local market, a year after the double-amputee escaped to South Korea using homemade crutches.
Everyone has one vote, which increases the value of a human being here, said Mr. Ji in an interview at his modest downtown Seoul office. If I become a lawmaker, Id imagine that Id be writing a page in the history books.