South Koreans vote early in presidential poll

South Koreans vote early in presidential poll
By Christopher Cummins with Agencies
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South Korean polling stations open early in presidential poll


South Koreans have begun casting their ballots ahead of the country’s presidential election scheduled for May 9.

This is the first time in a Korean election that early voting has been introduced.

As election excitement grows in S.Korea, some even camped out in front of a voting station to be the 1st to cast ballot in May 4 early vote.

— Hawon Jung (@allyjung) May 4, 2017

The election commission expects around 15 percent of the electorate will vote ahead of Tuesday’s ballot.

As many as 3,500 polling stations have been installed across the country, including at Incheon International Airport and main line train stations.

Park Geun-Hye: Lawyers for ousted South Korean leader deny charges

— Pulse Ghana (@PulseGhana) May 2, 2017

The election was called following the impeachment of Park Geun-hye in December.

She is currently on trial facing charges that she colluded with a friend to collect bribes from big business.

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