South Koreans Voting to Choose New President

  • As per reports, polls are open and South Koreans are voting to choose their new president. The presidential election comes after former leader Park Geun-hye got involved in a corruption scandal.

    A high turnout at the ballot boxes is being expected by the observers as citizens choose from 13 candidates.

    Reports say that polls will close at 20:00 local time (11:00 GMT), and the winner will be announced soon after that.

    The election is being held at a time of economic uncertainty and amid heightened tensions with North Korea.