South Koreans vote for new leader after months of political vacuum

South Koreans vote for new leader after months of political vacuumBy Soyoung Kim and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) – South Koreans go to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new leader, looking to move on from a corruption scandal that brought down former President Park Geun-hye and shook the political and business elite to the core. Unless there is a major upset, liberal Moon Jae-in – who calls for a moderate approach on North Korea, wants to reform powerful family-run conglomerates and boost fiscal spending to create jobs – will be elected president. Park was ousted on charges of bribery and abuse of power in March to become South Korea’s first democratically elected president to be forced from office.



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