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South Korea’s ruling party cements presidential win with local vote success

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By Soo-hyang Choi SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol’s ruling party emerged victorious in local elections, vote counts showed on Thursday, giving a boost to him and his plan to steer the economy into recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. Tens of millions of South Koreans went to the polls on Wednesday to elect 17 metropolitan and provincial chiefs, as well as seven members of the national assembly. Yoon’s People Power Party (PPP) cemented its power in important regions in what was seen as an early test of the president who took office last month after winning a March electi…

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