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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

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.

After a long, nail-biting night of vote counting, Yoon said, "The competition is over... It is time to gather all our strength, for the people and the nation, for us all to become one."

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