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.