Liberal Candidate Wins South Korean Presidency,- Liberal candidate Moon Jae-in has won the South Korean presidential election. Moon won with a wide margin over conservative candidate Hong Joon-pyo. He succeeds President Park Guen-hye, who was ousted after a corruption scandal. The win marks an end to a decade of conservative rule in South Korea.

Moon has promoted engagement with nuclear-armed North Korea, a departure from previous policy. The country’s electorate is deeply divided along ideological and generational lines. The election experienced strong early turnout driven by younger voters.

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