The voting has begun for Presidential poll in South Korea. The early election is being held after a corruption scandal brought down President Park Geun-hye.
Left-leaning Moon Jae-in is the clear front-runner with centrist Ahn Cheol-soo his nearest challenger.
The election is being closely watched at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea. Moon wants to increase contact with the North – in contrast to Park who cut almost all ties to Pyongyang.
On the final day of the campaigning, Moon called for an overwhelming victory to heal a national divide caused by the downfall and impeachment of conservative Park.>