NEW DIRECTION

Moon Jae-In Wins S. Korea Presidency

Liberal candidate Moon Jae-in will be the next president of South Korea, according to exit polls. Moon has reportedly won with 41.4 percent of the vote, with second place going to conservative Hong Joon-pyo, who had 23.3 percent, amid very high turnout. Moon campaigned on a more open dialogue with North Korea in a break from long-running South Korean policy. The early election was called after a corruption scandal that plagued the country, resulting in the impeachment of the former president.