Voter turnout over 70 percent in South Korea polls

SEOUL Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:09am GMT

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SEOUL (Reuters) - With just an hour to go until polls close at 6 p.m. (9:00 a.m. British time), turnout in South Korea's presidential election was 70.1 percent, data from the National Election Commission showed.

Conservative candidate Park Geun-hye is contesting the vote against left-winger Moon Jae-in and political analysts and pollsters believe that turnout over 75 percent is likely to favour Moon, who is reliant on younger voters turning out en masse.

(Reporting by David Chance; Editing by Ron Popeski)


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