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Ahn Cheol-soo takes fifth consecutive win in People's Party primary

All Headlines 19:33 April 01, 2017

SEOUL, April 1 (Yonhap) -- Ahn Cheol-soo of the People's Party won the latest round of a party primary Saturday, further closing in on the party's nomination for the upcoming presidential election.

The co-founder and former chief of the left-leaning centrist party took 77.44 percent of all votes in the latest round held in Suwon, according to the party.

He was followed by former opposition leader Sohn Hak-kyu with 20.29 percent and Deputy National Assembly Speaker Park Joo-sun with 2.27 percent.

The outcome marked Ahn's fifth consecutive win in all five rounds of votes held in the seven-round primary.

Political observers have noted with only two more rounds left, Ahn's victory on Saturday may ensure his winning the party nomination for the May 9 presidential election.

bdk@yna.co.kr
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