April 12, 2017 / 1:17 AM / 4 months ago

South Korea presidential frontrunner Moon pledges extra budget if elected

Moon Jae-in speaks after winning the nomination as a presidential candidate of the Minjoo Party, during a national convention, in Seoul, South Korea, April 3, 2017.Kim Hong-Ji

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's frontrunner for the country's upcoming May 9 presidential election Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday he will immediately push to have a supplementary budget drafted if he is elected.

In a speech on his economic pledges, Moon said he will aim for investment in 10 key sectors and expects to create over 500,000 new jobs per year on average.

Moon did not specify an amount for the pledged supplementary budget.

Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Sam Holmes

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