South Koreans vote early in presidential poll

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By Christopher Cummins  with Agencies
South Koreans vote 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.

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.

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.