Moon Jae-in and his wife Kim Jung-sook speak to the media after voting at a polling station in Seoul on May 9. Photograph: (Reuters)
Left-leaning former human rights lawyer Moon Jae-In won South Korea's presidential election by a landslide, an exit poll predicted when polls closed Tuesday.
Moon, of the Democratic Party, had 41.4 per cent support, according to the joint survey by three television stations. Conservative Hong Joon-Pyo was far behind on 23.3 percent, with centrist Ahn Cheol-Soo third on 21.8.