Meet the candidates dueling to be S. Korea’s next president

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An unusually bitter election season in South Korea culminates on Wednesday when tens of millions of voters pick their next president.

The winner, who will be sworn into office in May and serve one five-year term, will face crucial challenges as the leader of a fast-aging nation that’s grappling with economic inequalities, soaring debt and a growing North Korean nuclear threat.

Here’s a look at the two main candidates ahead of the vote:LEE JAE-MYUNGThe ruling Democratic Party’s hopes for producing back-to-back presidents lie with a firebrand former governor who promises universal basic income and engagement with […]

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