Yoon Suk-yeol

Yoon Suk-yeol elected as South Korea’s new President

Following a close election, South Korea’s opposition candidate Yoon Suk-yeol was chosen as the country’s next president.

Yoon, the Conservative Party’s leader, described his triumph as a “victory of the people.”

More than three-quarters of eligible voters cast votes in Wednesday’s election, indicating a high turnout.

Voters were most concerned about rising housing prices, slow economic development, and persistent youth unemployment.

Yoon is a newcomer to politics who rose to fame after successfully prosecuting Park Geun-Hye, the former conservative president, on bribery and corruption allegations.

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