Surveys show South Korea vote too close to callBy AP News Dec 19, 2012 6:03PM UTC
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Surveys released after polls closed for South Korea’s presidential vote indicate the race is too close to call.
An exit poll jointly sponsored by TV stations KBS, MBC and SBS shows conservative candidate Park Geun-hye won 50.1 percent of the vote in Wednesday’s election, compared to liberal rival Moon Jae-in’s 48.9 percent.
But the stations say the gap was within the plus-or-minus 0.8 percent margin of error, so official results could be different.
A telephone survey by YTN television network says Moon got between 49.7 and 53.3 percent to Park’s 46.1 and 49.9 percent.
Park is the daughter of late dictator Park Chung-hee. Moon is a former human-rights lawyer.