South Korea former opposition leader holds lead in presidential favourites poll

South Korea has been gripped by a political crisis since lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in December to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal.

By: Reuters | Seoul | Published: January 16, 2017 8:50:54 am

South Korea’s former opposition party leader Moon Jae-in maintained his lead in a opinion poll for presidential favourites, while former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon tightened the gap in second place, a Realmeter survey requested by Maeil Business Newspaper showed on Monday.

Support for Moon stood at 26.1 per cent, down from 26.8 per cent in the previous week while support for Ban ticked up to 22.2 per cent from 21.5 per cent, the poll showed.

South Korea has been gripped by a political crisis since lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in December to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal. The motion is now with the Constitutional Court and will trigger an early presidential election if upheld.

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