South Korea's presidential candidate Park Geun-hye of ruling Saenuri Party raises her arms during her presidential election campaign in Busan, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. South Korea's presidential election is scheduled on Dec. 19. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Lee Ji-eun) KOREA OUT
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.