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South Korea election

Lee Jae-myung wins South Korea ruling party's presidential primary

Street cleaner's son known as populist who backs universal basic income

SEOUL -- The son of a street cleaner from outside South Korea's political elite was named Sunday as the ruling Democratic Party's candidate for the presidential election next March.

Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jae-myung picked up 50.3% of the vote over three rounds of polling by members of President Moon Jae-in's center-left party and citizens. He beat former Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon into second place with 39.1%.

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