Baku. 9 May. REPORT.AZ/ Liberal politician Moon Jae-in won South Korea's presidential election on Tuesday, exit polls showed.
Report informs referring to RIA Novosti.
Moon, 64, is expected to defeat conservative challenger, former prosecutor Hong Joon-pyo, by 41.4 percent to 23.3 percent of the votes.
The exit-polls data also appeared on a giant screen on the central avenue in Seoul at a rally of supporters of Moon Jae-in. Voting ended at 20:00. 42 million voters all over the country voted in 14 000 polling stations.
The new president of South Korea will take office on May 10 - immediately after confirmation of his victory in the elections by the electoral commission.