South Korean president congratulates Park on election win

Votes still being counted

12/19/2012
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.

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.