Ban Ki-moon

AP News Guide: What to know about South Korea's election

Two months after booting their sitting president over corruption allegations, South Koreans will select a new leader Tuesday after weeks of heated debate.

The winner will be tasked with healing a nation that's split deeply between left and right, and faced with a decaying job market, an uneasy alliance with the United States and a growing threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons and missiles.

What to know about the vote:

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SOUTH KOREA LOOKS READY TO GO LIBERAL

With the country's previous conservative president in jail awaiting trial on corruption charges, the race has become a showdown between two liberal candidates: Moon Jae-in and Ahn Cheol-soo....

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