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South Korean TV exit polls show liberal Moon expected to win presidency
May 9, 2017 / 11:20 AM / 7 months ago

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

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 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

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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