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Top headlines in major S. Korean newspapers

All Headlines 07:03 April 12, 2016

SEOUL, April 12 (Yonhap) -- The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newspapers on April 12.

Korean-language dailies
-- S. Korea uses high-ranking N. Korean's defection to rally conservative support in upcoming elections (Kyunghyang Shinmun)
-- Rival parties try to capture 'hidden' votes (Kookmin Daily)
-- 2/3 of S. Koreans say they will 'definitely' vote (Donga llbo)
-- Middle-aged S. Koreans most likely to vote in upcoming elections, outcome unpredictable (Seoul Shinmun)
-- 49 'swing' electorates around Seoul (Segye Times)
-- Party needs to win at least 30 neck-and-neck races for dominance (Chosun Ilbo)
-- Close call in 50 electorates, crossover voting introduces variable (JoongAng Ilbo)
-- Cheong Wa Dae informs public of high-ranking N. Korean's defection from year ago ahead of elections (Hankyoreh)
-- N. Korean foreign minister to visit New York next week, attempt N. Korean-U.S. dialogue (Hankook Ilbo)
-- 8 electorates to potentially change political landscape after general elections (Maeil Business Newspaper)
-- Arrest of renowned entrepreneur feared to slow startup boom (Korea Economic Daily)

English-language dailies
-- Intelligence officer flees to South (Korea JoongAng Daily)
-- Senior N. Korean officer, diplomats defect (Korea Herald)
-- 3-party system looming large (Korea Times)
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