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South Korea's presidential election tightened into a close two-horse race Friday as software mogul Ahn Cheol-Soo withdrew to endorse the main opposition party candidate against conservative favourite Park Geun-Hye. 

South Korea's presidential election tightened into a close two-horse race as software mogul Ahn Cheol-Soo, seen here on November 19, withdrew to endorse the main opposition party candidate against conservative favourite Park Geun-Hye.

"I am giving up my presidential candidacy," Ahn told a hastily-arranged press briefing, following weeks of often acrimonious merger talks with Democratic United Party (DUP) candidate Moon Jae-In.

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