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In A Decisive Vote, South Koreans Picked A New President

South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, has expressed hope about strengthening the country's fragile ties with North Korea.

In A Decisive Vote, South Koreans Picked A New President
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South Korea has chosen a new president.

Moon Jae-in, the left-wing leader of South Korea's Democratic Party, won the vote by a landslide to become the country's next leader.

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Moon supports working to strengthen ties with North Korea and is lukewarm about the presence of a U.S. missile defense system in South Korea. That could put him on a collision course with U.S. President Donald Trump's priorities.

Moon was elected after the country's previous leader, Park Geun-hye, was ousted in a corruption scandal.

Correction: A previous version of this video visually misidentified President Moon Jae-in. The video has been updated.