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South Korea Exit Polls See Win for Moon

SEOUL (AP) — Exit polls in South Korea on Tuesday were forecasting a win by liberal candidate Moon Jae In in an election to succeed ousted President Park Geun-hye.

Polls closed at 8 p.m., and official results were still hours away. But the exit poll jointly conducted by South Korea’s three major television stations showed Moon winning with 41.4 percent of the votes cast in Tuesday’s election. The poll said Moon’s conservative rival Hong Joon Pyo would likely trail him with 23.3 percent support.

Such polls have a low margin of error but are merely a snapshot of the stated intentions of certain voters.

A win by Moon would end a decade of conservative rule in South Korea and could result in sharp departures from recent policy toward nuclear-armed North Korea. Moon has promoted engagement with the North.

via The Japan News

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