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South Korea’s main conservative opposition party is looking to entice the country’s former top prosecutor to be its leading candidate, a move that could make him a front-runner in the presidential election less than a year away.

Lawmakers from the People Power Party (PPP) said Tuesday they plan to make an offer to former Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl after a leadership vote next week. The group is looking to unseat the progressive government of President Moon Jae-in by turning to a person who Moon had handpicked but who later faced backlash from the president for launching corruptions probes into his administration.

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