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S Korea to hold election on May 9 to choose Park successor

AP  |  Seoul 

says it will hold an on May 9 to choose a successor for ousted President Park Geun-hye.

The Constitutional ruled Friday to formally end Park's presidency over a huge political scandal involving her and her longtime confidante. By law, must hold a national vote to find her successor within two months of the ruling.


The Ministry of Interior said Wednesday that May 9 has been chosen as the date for the

Moon Jae-in, a liberal opposition leader who lost the 2012 presidential to Park, is the favorite to be the country's next leader in opinion surveys.

Prosecutors accuse Park of colluding with confidante Choi Soon-sil to extort money from businesses and allowed her pull strings from the shadows.

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