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South Korea election

Moon's Democrats win South Korea general election in landslide

Victory allows president to push ahead with income redistribution policies

Former South Korean prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, of the ruling Democratic Party, celebrates his constituency win at his election office in Seoul's Jongno district on Wednesday. Lee is considered to be a potential runner for the presidency in 2022.   © Kyodo

SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in's ruling Democratic Party won Wednesday's general election, claiming the biggest majority in the National Assembly by any party since the country's transition to democracy in 1987.

The left-leaning DP and its satellite partner, the Together Citizens' Party, won 180 seats in the 300-member National Assembly. The main opposition, the conservative United Future Party, and its satellite Future Korea Party took 103 seats.

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