South Korea’s public broadcaster KBS says exit polls indicate that Democratic Party candidate Moon Jae-in is leading by more than 18 percentage points over his nearest rival in the country’s presidential election.
KBS announced this just after voting stations closed on Tuesday evening.
Based on the results, KBS projects that Moon Jae-in will win 41.4 percent of the vote.
Conservative Hong Joon-pyo of the Liberty Korea Party is projected to take 23.3 percent.
Centrist Ahn Cheol-soo of the People’s Party is projected to win 21.8 percent.