South Korea exit polls put conservative Park ahead
SEOUL (REUTERS) - An exit poll conducted by South Korean broadcasters on Wednesday showed that conservative candidate Park Geun Hye, the daughter of the country's former military ruler, was ahead in the country's presidential election.
The polls put Ms Park on 50.1 per cent versus 48.9 per cent for her left-wing challenger Mr Moon Jae In.
They were conducted by three networks and published after voting closed at 6pm (5pm Singapore time) in this Asian country of 50 million people.
Ms Park served as South Korea's "First Lady" during part of Park Chung Hee's 18-year rule following the assassination of the then president's wife.