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Latest News Wires Exit polls: South Korea to get first woman president

A win for conservative Park Geun-hye would see her return to the presidential palace where she served as her father's first lady in the 1970s after her mother was assassinated.

By Jane Chung and Jack KimReuters / December 19, 2012

Lee Jae-Won/Reuters

The daughter of a former military ruler led the count of votes in South Korea's presidential election on Wednesday, putting her on track to become its first woman head of state although her narrow advantage meant the race was set to go to the wire.