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Yoon Seok-youl wins South Korea opposition's presidential primary

Former prosecutor will represent conservatives in face off against Lee Jae-myung

Former prosecutor general Yoon Seok-youl gives an acceptance speech after being named as the presidential candidate of the main opposition People Power Party at a party convention in Seoul on Friday.   © Yonhap/Kyodo

SEOUL -- The line-up in the race for the South Korean presidency became clear on Friday, as the main conservative opposition People Power Party selected former prosecutor general Yoon Seok-youl as its candidate for next March's poll.

Yoon will face off against Lee Jae-myung of President Moon Jae-in's ruling Democratic Party, and other candidates including Ahn Cheol-soo -- a centrist running for the third time. Moon is not able to run again as South Korean presidents are limited to a single five year term.

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