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Moon takes heat for suspending South Korea's top prosecutor

Yoon Seok-youl emerges as leading candidate to be next president

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl greet each other during a meeting at the president's office in Seoul in December last year.    © Yonhap/Kyodo

SEOUL -- The KakaoTalk chat app profile of South Korea's Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl reads: "Be calm and strong."

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