Fearless South Korean prosecutor eyeing presidency

Mr Yoon Seok-youl was nominated last Friday as the presidential candidate for South Korea's main opposition, the conservative People Power Party. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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SEOUL - He is known for being an uncompromising prosecutor who will not cower in the face of pressure from higher powers - not even the country's president.

Now, Mr Yoon Seok-youl wants to take over from President Moon Jae-in and is a hot favourite for the top job.

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