South Korea’s Opposition Wins In Local Races, Spelling Trouble For President’s Party

Oh Se-hoon, center, the mayoral candidate of the main opposition People Power Party, holds flowers as he celebrates with party members after exit polls showed he would win.

The country’s ruling Democratic Party suffered a devastating defeat in Wednesday’s mayoral by-elections, widely considered a bellwether for Moon Jae-in’s chances for re-election next year.

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