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Seoul mayor wins ruling party primary for re-election bid.

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon on Friday won his party's primary for June's local elections by an overwhelming majority, marking a green light for another four-year term.

Park, a former human rights lawyer and civic group activist, garnered 66.26 percent of support in a three-way race to pick the flag bearer of the ruling Democratic Party for the Seoul mayoral poll on June 13.

He is to take on Kim Moon-soo, a former Gyeonggi Province governor with the main opposition Liberty Korea Party, and Ahn Cheol-soo, a former software mogul who now leads the minor opposition Bareunmirae Party

The ruling party also picked Lee Jae-myeong, mayor of Seongnam in Gyeonggi Province, as its candidate to become the governor of that province, which neighbors the capital city. Lee, who was also a lawyer, received 59.96 percent of the vote.

Lee Yong-sup, a former lawmaker and minister, will run for the liberal governing party in the Gwangju mayoral election.

The choice of the three politicians was largely based on a three-day phone poll of party members and ordinary people.

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Publication:The Korea Times News (Seoul, Korea)
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Date:Apr 21, 2018
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