Former presidential contender Ahn Cheol-soo on Thursday announced his plans to return to politics, sending ripples through the political arena as parties gear up for the general elections.
"The world is changing at the speed of light toward the future. Unfortunately, the country remains in the past. A country that does not think about the future has no future,"Ahn wrote on his social media account.
While Ahn is once again calling for change, his actions have differed little from other politicians － founding and merging parties, and stepping down from posts following election defeats.
contender：名詞，競爭者、角逐者、爭奪者。Tom is no longer considered a serious contender for the title.（湯姆已不再被視為奪冠的熱門人選。）
ripple：名詞、動詞，漣漪、波紋、（使）起漣漪（盪漾、發出潺潺聲、呈波浪狀）。The stone caused ripples to spread across the lake.（石頭在湖面泛起陣陣漣漪。）
merge：動詞，（使）合併、融合。The country’s two biggest universities are planning to merge.（該國最大的兩所大學，正計畫合併。）