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South Koreans endorse Moon with sound election win

Rapprochement with North rewarded even in conservative centers

Democratic Party of Korea chief Choo Mi-ae celebrates victory Wednesday. Voters support President Moon Jae-in's overtures to the North like participation in the Pyeongchang Olympics.   © Kyodo

SEOUL -- South Korea's ruling party won 13 of 17 local elections Wednesday, with the conservative opposition struggling even in its strongholds, as voters endorsed President Moon Jae-in's engagement with the North.

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