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Conservative Ex-Prosecutor Yoon Suk-yeol Wins South Korean Presidential Election

HeadlineMar 10, 2022

In South Korea, conservative former prosecutor and political newcomer Yoon Suk-yeol has narrowly won the presidential election, defeating the ruling Democratic Party’s candidate. Voters cited out-of-control housing prices as a top concern, as well as political corruption and the lack of progress in relations with North Korea. Younger and women voters have called out Yoon’s anti-labor and anti-feminist stances.

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