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Who are leading contenders in 2017 South Korean presidential poll?

SEOUL -- In South Korea, presidential aspirants are known as lurking dragons, referring to dragons that are still submerged under water and have yet to climb into the sky. The next election to choose a successor to current President Park Geun-hye will be held in 2017. In local elections earlier this month, which served as an interim assessment of the Park government, politicians maneuvered with an eye on the presidential poll in three years behind the fierce battle between the ruling and opposition parties.

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