Human Rights Lawyer Wins Presidency of South Korea

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South Korean President-elect Moon Jae-in greets supporters.

South Korean President-elect Moon Jae-in greets supporters.

A season of political drama in South Korea ended Tuesday after human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in claimed victory in the South Korea presidential election, the New York Times reports.

President-elect Moon will replace ousted leader Park Geun-Hye, who was removed from office by the country's constitutional court on charges of corruption and abuse of power. Moon reportedly favors holding talks with North Korea.

"This is the great victory for the great people who have been with me to build a just country, united country and a country where principle and common sense works," Moon said in his victory speech, according to a partial transcript by CNN.

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