South Korea's Moon takes presidency of divided country amid North Korea tensions

South Korea's Moon takes presidency of divided country amid North Korea tensionsBy Se Young Lee and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s liberal leader Moon Jae-in will take the oath of office as president on Wednesday, tasked with navigating the country out of rising geopolitical tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program and the risk of a rift with the United States. Moon was expected to forgo an elaborate inauguration ceremony. Moon won 41.1 percent of the votes compared with 24 percent for conservative candidate Hong Joon-pyo and 21.4 percent for centrist candidate Ahn Cheol-soo.



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