S. Korea elects first female president
- Published: 19 Dec 2012 at 20.48
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South Korea appeared to have elected its first female president Wednesday as national TV predicted a clear victory for conservative Park Geun-Hye, daughter of the country's former dictator.
More than three hours after polling stations closed, the KBS, SBS and MBC national broadcasters all declared Park ``certain'' to secure an historic win over her liberal rival Moon Jae-In.
With more than 40 percent of the nationwide vote counted, Park was leading with 52.5 percent over Moon's 47.1 percent, but there was no formal concession or claim of victory from either side.
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