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Supporters of South Korea's President-elect Moon Jae-in celebrate at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul on May 10.   © Reuters

South Korea's election panel confirms Moon as president

Progressive candidate wins by 17 points with opposition split

KENICHI YAMADA, Nikkei staff writer | South Korea

SEOUL -- Moon Jae-in, who declared victory Tuesday in South Korea's presidential election, became the country's 19th president Wednesday morning. The country's election commission confirmed Moon as the winner, according to local media outlets. 

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