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Opposition leader wins in crucial district election: exit poll

Sohn Hak-kyu, the leader of the main opposition Democratic Party, scored a victory in the ruling party's stronghold of Bundang, just south of Seoul, which is
considered the biggest match of Wednesday's by-elections, according
to an exit poll by a local TV station.

   If the forecast is correct, Sohn's triumph will boost his bid
to become South Korea's next president, while dealing a blow to the
Lee Myung-bak administration and the governing Grand National Party
ahead of next year's general elections and presidential polls.

(Yonhap News)