South Koreans will decide a presidential race marked by clashes and contrasts

SEOUL—South Koreans voted on Wednesday to elect a new president following a brutal race, with the eventual winner determining how Seoul will deal with economic discontent at home, align itself with Washington and approach Kim Jong Un’s regime.

Polls have suggested a close contest between progressive Lee Jae-myung of the ruling Democratic Party and conservative Yoon Suk-yeol of the opposition People’s Power Party.


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