Koreans Vote for New President
Koreans choose their next president on Wednesday by casting their ballots at 13,542 polling stations across the nation from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The total number of eligible voters stands at 40.5 million, up 2.85 million from the previous presidential election in 2007.

The two contenders, the Saenuri Party's Park Geun-hye and the Democratic United Party's Moon Jae-in, campaigned until Tuesday in Seoul and Busan.

"We expect a very close race, so it will probably take some time before a winner becomes evident," said an official at the National Election Commission.
Posted by: Steve White 2012-12-19