Loading…
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
HomeNewsWorld
Published: Wednesday, 12/19/2012

South Korean president congratulates Park on election win

Votes still being counted

ASSOCIATED PRESS
South Koreans wait in line to cast their votes for a presidential election at a polling station in Seoul, South Korea, today. South Koreans wait in line to cast their votes for a presidential election at a polling station in Seoul, South Korea, today.
ASSOCIATED PRESS Enlarge

SEOUL, South Korea — The office of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has congratulated party colleague Park Geun-hye for winning the presidency, though officials are still counting votes in today's election.

The daughter of late dictator Park Chung-hee is taking on liberal Moon Jae-in in a close race.

Seoul's National Election Commission says 16 percent of the vote is uncounted.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories