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South Korean politicians jostle to succeed lamest of ducks

People's Party Co-Chairman Ahn Cheol-soo, center, is seen as a likely candidate for president.

SEOUL -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye still has 22 months left in office. But following her Saenuri Party's crushing defeat in Wednesday's parliamentary election, rivals sense a prime opportunity to complete the power shift in the December 2017 presidential vote.

     One man angling to succeed Park after her single five-year term is Ahn Cheol-soo, co-chairman of the newly established People's Party. Among likely presidential candidates, Ahn made the biggest strides in the parliamentary poll, with his party almost doubling its seat count. 

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