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South Korea ruling conservatives suffer upset defeat in parliamentary vote: media

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 06:49

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South Korea's ruling conservative party suffered an upset defeat in a parliamentary election held on Wednesday, local media said early on Thursday based on election commission data, in a stinging blow to President Park Geun-hye.

[SEOUL] South Korea's ruling conservative party suffered an upset defeat in a parliamentary election held on Wednesday, local media said early on Thursday based on election commission data, in a stinging blow to President Park Geun-hye.

Ms Park's Saenuri Party took 122 of the 300 seats in the single-chamber National Assembly while the main opposition Minjoo Party won 123 seats and the People's Party grabbed 38, KBS television and Yonhap news said.

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