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South Korea's ruling party suffers devastating defeat in mayoral elections, Asia News

South Korea's ruling party suffers devastating defeat in mayoral elections, Asia News
SEOUL - South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s ruling party suffered a devastating defeat in a special election for key mayoral posts amid political scandals and policy blunders, vote counts showed on Thursday (April 8). Millions of South Koreans went to the polls on Wednesday to elect chiefs of the country’s two largest cities, the capital Seoul and port city of...

SEOUL  - South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s ruling party suffered a devastating defeat in a special election for key mayoral posts amid political scandals and policy blunders, vote counts showed on Thursday (April 8).Vote counts showed that Oh - who previously served as Seoul mayor from 2006 to 2011 - won all 25 districts of the city, fetching three times as many as Park got in the affluent town of Gangnam.5per cent of votes among 8.7 per cent of the votes, beating Democrat Kim Young-choon who earned 34.

Exit polls had predicted Oh’s landslide victory.” People Power Chairman Kim Chong-in said after exit polls were released that popular anger had “exploded” over the government’s policy failures.

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