South Korea to hold presidential election on May 9

South Korea to hold presidential election on May 9

South Koreans to head to the polls to elect a new leader after the dismissal Park Geun-hye in huge corruption scandal.


South Korea will hold a presidential election on May 9 to replace impeached leader Park Geun-hye, who was dismissed last Friday over a corruption scandal, the Yonhap news agency has reported.
Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, who has also been acting president since December, said earlier he would not run in the election.
Hwang became acting president when parliament impeached Park in December and later emerged in opinion polls as a top conservative candidate, though he had never declared an intention to run.

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