Crushing poll defeats for South Korea’s ruling party

SEOUL (AFP) – South Korea’s conservative opposition won landslide victories in elections for the mayors of the country’s two biggest cities, results showed yesterday, in a bad sign for Moon Jae-in’s Democratic Party a year before the next presidential poll.

Both Democratic-held posts became vacant last year as a result of sexual harassment allegations, with Seoul mayor Park Won-soon killing himself while the leader of the southern port of Busan resigned.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin