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South Korean election campaign focuses on jobs, inequality

Two presidential front-runners take similar positions as campaigns kick off

SEOUL -- As South Korea's presidential race got underway Monday, both front-runners laid out similar approaches to economic policy, focusing on tackling the country's widening income inequality and youth unemployment.

Democratic Party of Korea candidate Moon Jae-in gave his first speech of the campaign in Daegu, the hometown of ousted President Park Geun-hye. The conservative stronghold is not fertile ground for the left-

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