South Korean ruling party wins vote held amid virus fears

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The ruling liberal party secured a resounding victory in South Korea’s Parliamentary elections, which had the highest turnout in nearly three decades despite the coronavirus pandemic forcing social distancing at polling places. The ruling Democratic Party and a satellite party it created to win proportional representative seats combined to win 180 seats in the 300-seat National Assembly, election officials said as they completed vote-counting yesterday. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin