In South Korea, three hours before the end of elections voted 70 percent of voters
SEOUL, may 9 — RIA Novosti, Ivan Zakharchenko. Three hours before the end of voting in the presidential election in South Korea voted 70% of the electorate or 30 million voters, according to the Central election Commission of the country.
Across the country opened 13 thousand 964 polling station, and was 42 million 479 thousand 710 voters. The voting will end at 20: 00 (14.00 GMT).
In South Korea prematurely held elections of the new President is removed from power two months ago the former head of state Park Geun-Hye. After reports of her involvement in a major corruption scandal, Park Geun-Hye was declared the impeachment, and then followed by the arrest and prosecution of a number of charges, including bribery and abuse of power.
As previously reported, on may 4-5 in South Korea passed early voting, according to the adopted in 2014 the law that allows all interested citizens to vote before election day, regardless of the reason, to increase voter turnout.
According to a recent poll, the main contenders for the presidency moon Jae In of the Democratic party, which was supported by 42.4% of the respondents, Ahn Chul-soo from the centrist “people’s party” of South Korea and a representative of the conservative forces hunjoon PHE, whose ratings did not exceed 18,6%.
New South Korean President will take office may 10 — immediately after the CEC confirmation of his election victory.