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Moon surges ahead in South Korean presidential race

Main rival Ahn bleeds conservative support after debate fiasco

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Moon Jae In, left, and Ahn Cheol Soo   © Kyodo

SEOUL -- Front-runner Moon Jae-in is widening his lead over rival Ahn Cheol-soo as South Korea heads into the final week of its presidential election race, with conservative voters drifting away from centrist Ahn following a lackluster debate performance.

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