South Korean voters choose a new president

South Koreans voters are now at the polls to determine whether conservative Park Geun-hye (박근혜) of the Saenuri Party (새누리당 or the ‘Saenuri-dang’, the New Frontier Party), the daughter of former South Korean leader Park Chung-hee or progressive Moon Jae-in (문재인) of the Democratic United Party (민주통합당, or the ‘Minju Tonghap-dang’), the chief of staff to former president Roh Moo-hyun – will be its next president.South Korea Flag Icon

Turnout is reported to be running high, and we should know the next Korean president by noon ET.

In the meanwhile, be sure to read Suffragio‘s coverage of the South Korean election here.

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