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South Korea Votes for President to Steer Virus-Hit Economy

  • More than 14,000 polling stations open as voters cast ballots
  • North Korea stirs tensions leading up to election in neighbor
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WATCH: More than 14,000 polling stations opened as voters cast ballots for South Korea’s next president. Housing prices and the economy are key issues for voters.Source: Bloomberg
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South Korea went to the polls to elect a new president to manage relations with nuclear-armed neighbors China and North Korea, and guide the export-driven economy as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine threatens global growth.

Voting will run through 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at more than 14,000 stations, and exit polling released soon after that should give an early indication of the race between progressive Lee Jae-myung of the ruling Democratic Party and Yoon Suk-yeol of the main conservative People Power Party.