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Exit polls pointed to a dead heat in South Korea's tightly fought presidential election, with just 0.6% of the vote separating the two candidates.

Yoon Suk-yeol, a conservative from the People Power Party, was predicted to have won 48.4% of the vote, with Lee Jae-myung of the incumbent Democratic Party expected to pull in 47.8%.

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