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South Korean TV exit polls show liberal Moon expected to win presidency
May 9, 2017 / 11:20 AM / 5 months ago

South Korean TV exit polls show liberal Moon expected to win presidency

Moon Jae-in, the candidate of the Democratic Party of Korea, takes a rest at a mountain behind his private house in Seoul, South Korea, in this handout provided by The office of election camp of Moon Jae-In and released by News1 on May 9, 2017. The office of election camp of Moon Jae-In/News1 via REUTERS

SEOUL (Reuters) - Exit polls in South Korea’s presidential election showed Moon Jae-in, a liberal human rights lawyer and advocate of a moderate policy on rival North Korea, was expected to win the vote held on Tuesday.

Moon, 64, was likely to take 41.4 percent of the votes, easily beating the conservative challenger, former prosecutor Hong Joon-pyo, with 23.3 percent of the votes, according to the exit polls conducted jointly by the country’s three network television stations.

Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore

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