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South Korea election goes one-on-one

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The sudden withdrawal of software mogul Ahn Cheol-Soo means South Korea's presidential race now begins in earnest, with voters facing a straightforward and familiar liberal-or-conservative choice. 

Park Geun-Hye (L) of the rulling Saenuri Party, Moon Jae-In (C) of the Democratic United Party and software mogul Ahn Cheol-Soo (R) in Seoul on November 6. The sudden withdrawal of Ahn means South Korea's presidential race now begins in earnest, with voters facing a straightforward and familiar liberal-or-conservative choice.

Ahn, who had run as an independent championing political and economic reform, stepped down late Friday to throw his support behind Moon Jae-In from the left-leaning main opposition Democratic United Party (DUP).

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