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Infighting, weak economy likely cost South Korea's ruling party

SEOUL -- South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party lost its momentum in the race for the 300-member National Assembly, undone by an ugly internal power struggle and the country's prolonged economic woes under the conservative government.

     Supporters of President Park Geun-hye refused to give party nominations to many of the lawmakers who had distanced themselves from her ahead of Wednesday's elections. Those who were excluded were forced to either withdraw from the race or leave the party.

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