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'Boy-band governor' surges in wide-open South Korea presidential race

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Mr An's Instagram postings include a soap opera parody photo and a New Year video message featuring his cat. Supporters have nicknamed him the "EXO of South Chungcheong", after a K-pop band.

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A PROVINCIAL governor nicknamed after a leading boy-band is surging in South Korean presidential polls following former United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon's announcement that he would not run in an election that could come within months.

Governor An Hee-jung is seen as a down-

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