Polls open in South Korea presidential election..Moon wins


Polls have opened in South Korea’s presidential election, called early after a corruption scandal that brought down President Park Geun-hye.

Left-leaning Moon Jae-in is the clear front-runner with centrist Ahn Cheol-soo his nearest challenger.

The election is being closely watched at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea.

Mr Moon wants to increase contact with the North – in contrast to Ms Park who cut almost all ties to Pyongyang.

BBC Korea correspondent Stephen Evans says this could lead to tensions with Washington.

On the final day of campaigning, Mr Moon called for an “overwhelming victory”, saying it would help to heal a national divide caused by the downfall and impeachment of conservative Ms Park.

Mr Ahn, campaigning in swing states, said he was still confident he could win the election.

In March, Ms Park became the first South Korean president to be removed from power by impeachment and is due to stand trial on charges of bribery and abuse of power. She has denied any wrongdoing.

Mr Moon narrowly lost to Ms Park in the last presidential election in 2012.

He has been critical of the two previous conservative administrations for failing to stop North Korea’s weapons development.


Moon is married and has two children (a daughter and son). He is a Roman Catholic.


no surprise here..after the scandal..the drovers dog could win this one..

a moon man holding the reins..will the other moon man position himself now?


~ by seeker401 on May 10, 2017.

One Response to “Polls open in South Korea presidential election..Moon wins”

  1. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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