Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Moon Jae-In wins South Korea election by a landslide victory

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South Korean presidential candidate Moon Jae-In (L) of the Democratic Party and his wife Kim Jeong-Sook (R) pose after casting their ballots at a polling station in Seoul on May 9, 2017. South Koreans went to the polls on May 9 to choose a new president after Park Geun-Hye was ousted and indicted for corruption, and against a backdrop of high tensions with the nuclear-armed North. / AFP PHOTO

The left-leaning former human rights lawyer, Moon Jae-In won South Korea’s presidential election by a landslide; an exit poll predicted when polls closed Tuesday.

Moon Jae-In, of the Democratic Party, had 41.4% support, according to the joint survey by three television stations. Conservative Hong Joon-Pyo was far behind with 23.3%, while centrist Ahn Cheol-Soo came third on 21.8%.

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