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Software tycoon Ahn channels France's Macron in bid for Korean presidency

He is trying to beat former presidential chief of staff Moon Jae-in ahead of the May 9 election
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 05:50

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Mr Ahn rose to fame in the 1990s when he coded and distributed an anti-virus computer vaccine for free.

Seoul

SOUTH Korean software tycoon Ahn Cheol-soo, who once led opinion polls in the presidential race, is finding his centrist approach and platform of championing markets drowned out by public demands for a clampdown on the country's scandal-hit elite.

The 55-year-old former

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