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South Korea election

Yoon Suk-yeol: What now for South Korea's next president?

Former prosecutor vows to heal national divisions and beef up defense

Yoon Suk-yeol speaks to supporters outside party headquarters in Seoul after declaring victory in the presidential election early on March 10.   © Getty Images

SEOUL -- In a speech after being named winner of a fiercely fought presidential election, Yoon Suk-yeol said he would now work toward healing a bitterly divided nation, and vowed to strengthen South Korea's defense in the face of a provocative North and festering U.S.-China tensions.

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