Tuesday, May 9, 2017

South Korean Presidential Election -- News Updates May 9, 2017

Washington Post: Exit polls suggest liberal Moon has won the South Korean presidential election

SEOUL — Moon Jae-in, a progressive candidate who favors closer ties with North Korea, looked set to become South Korea's next president, according to exit polls released shortly after voting closed Tuesday.

The snap election was called following the impeachment of former president Park Geun-hye over corruption scandal. South Koreans are eager to put the turmoil of the past six months behind them and restore stability at a time when President Trump has tough words for both South and North Korea and when Kim Jong Un’s regime is issuing a steady stream of threats and missiles.

But Moon's likely victory could open a new and potentially difficult chapter in relations with the United States as Moon wants to resume engagement with North Korea while the Trump administration is calling for pressure and punishment.

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WNU Editor: These are the projected results .... Moon Jae-in has solid lead in presidential election: exit poll (Korea JoongAng Daily)

South Koreans Presidential Election -- News Updates May 9, 2017

Exit polls in South Korea forecast win for liberal Moon -- AP
Liberal Moon Jae-in expected to win South Korea's presidency: exit polls -- Reuters
Landslide win for Moon in South Korea election: exit poll -- AFP
South Korea election: Exit poll points to Moon Jae-in win -- CNN
South Korea election: Voters choose new president -- BBC
Initial projections show Moon Jae-in set to win South Korea presidential election -- DW
South Korea exit polls forecast win for human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in -- USA Today
Election result could change U.S. options on North Korea -- CBS
Moon Poised to Win South Korea's Presidency, Exit Poll Shows -- Bloomberg
Moon Jae-in, the South Korean pragmatist who would be president -- The Guardian

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