June 03, 2010 12:06
Oh Se-hoon of the ruling Grand National Party was re-elected as Seoul mayor on Thursday, the first incumbent to be elected for the second time.
Oh won 48.83 percent or 2,086,127 votes, a mere 26,412 votes or 0.6 points ahead of Democratic Party challenger Han Myeong-sook.
In surveys before the elections, Oh outperformed Han by safe margins. But exit polls by three major broadcasters showed Oh edging out Han by a mere 0.2 percentage points and later he even trailed her.
Han outperformed Oh at some time during vote count but she failed to pull a surprise win.
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