Newly elected president of South Korea Yoon Suk-yeol (Photo: AP)
SEOUL: Opposition candidate of South Korea Yoon Suk-yeol has been elected as the country’s next president following a close-run race.
Conservative leader Yoon called his win a “victory of the great people”.
Wednesday’s election saw a high turn out, with more than three quarters of eligible voters casting their ballots.
Top of voters’ concerns were skyrocketing house prices, stagnant economic growth, and stubborn youth unemployment.
Yoon only entered politics last year and rose to prominence for successfully prosecuting the former conservative president Park Geun-hye on bribery and corruption charges.
(With inputs from Agencies)