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What Tuesday’s election failed to achieve

Despite predictions that Tuesday’s election might record the highest voter turnout ever, the final turnout was similar to those of previous presidential elections. According to the National Electio...

Updated : 2017.05.10 10:42

Moon Jae-in starts new day as president

President Moon Jae-in kicked off his first day in office by exchanging greeting with citizens and paying respects at the Seoul National Cemetery on Wednesday morning. As he left his house at 9:20 a....

Updated : 2017.05.10 10:19

Who picked Moon in unprecedented landslide victory?

Tuesday’s presidential election saw the easiest win ever in Korean history, with Moon Jae-in taking 5.57 million more votes than runner-up Hong Joon-pyo. It was a drastic change from the 2012 elect...

Updated : 2017.05.10 10:18

Moon urges armed forces to be on full guard against NK

Newly appointed President Moon Jae-in started off his term by requesting stern defense against North Korea, officials said. As soon as the National Election Commission confirmed him as state chief, ...

Updated : 2017.05.10 10:07

Moon to tap South Jeolla governor as prime minister

South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in will nominate as prime minister a former liberal lawmaker and incumbent governor of South Jeolla Province, his officials said. The announcement is to take pl...

Updated : 2017.05.10 09:34

Moon Jae-in starts presidency

Moon Jae-in on Wednesday officially began his term as the 19th president of South Korea, after winning Tuesday’s election in a landslide victory. The National Election Commission in the morning off...

Updated : 2017.05.10 08:40

[Graphic News] Margins of victory

South Korea reintroduced direct presidential elections in 1987, after decades under the rule of military dictators. Since then there have been six elections held every five years. Tuesday’s vote is...

Updated : 2017.05.10 02:19

Moon Jae-in to be sworn in at noon on Wednesday

Moon Jae-in will be sworn in as president of South Korea at noon Wednesday, his camp said Tuesday after his victory in the election became clear. Moon, unlike past presidents who had 60-day transiti...

Updated : 2017.05.10 01:37

What Moon Jae-in pledged to do as president

Moon Jae-in, a lawyer-turned-liberal politician, won South Korea's May 9 presidential election in a landslide. The following are some of his key campaign pledges. -- Ed. The first liberal to take th...

Updated : 2017.05.10 01:01

Moon Jae-in’s rivals concede defeat

The rivals of the Democratic Party of Korea’s Moon Jae-in each held a brief press conference after exit polls were released, effectively admitting their defeat. “Although we shall have to wait un...

Updated : 2017.05.10 00:48

[Newsmaker] Moon Jae-in, a reluctant politician, rises to presidency

It was not a lust for power or a lofty political ideal that drove Moon Jae-in into politics at age 59. Rather, it was a solemn vow to succeed the political legacy of a dear late friend who committed...

Updated : 2017.05.10 00:31

Chapter of Korea’s political history closes with Moon Jae-in’s victory

After months of political upheaval, Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea appears set to be the country’s next president. The predicted win for Moon will mark the country veering to the left...

Updated : 2017.05.10 00:16

Voter turnout reaches 77%

Nearly 8 in 10 eligible South Koreans voted to elect a new president on Tuesday, following the ouster of Park Geun-hye in a corruption scandal that has gripped the country for half a year. According...

Updated : 2017.05.09 23:33

Acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn to quit

Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn will offer his resignation to the new president Wednesday, his office said Tuesday. He is also to sign off on the resignations of the top presidenti...

Updated : 2017.05.09 22:50

Moon Jae-in takes presidency in landslide

Moon Jae-in, a human rights lawyer turned liberal politician, was elected president in a landslide victory on Tuesday. Moon won the election with 41.1 percent fo the voters. Moon will be sworn in at...

Updated : 2017.05.09 22:04