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Exit polls forecast close race between Park and Moon
SEOUL, Dec. 19 (Yonhap) -- Park Geun-hye, the presidential candidate of the ruling conservative Saenuri Party, is expected to win this year's presidential race by a slim margin Wednesday by securing approximately 50.1 percent of the vote, the nation's three major broadcasters' joint exit poll forecast, though other exit poll results predicted an extremely tight race or a possible win for opposition candidate Moon Jae-in.

   The joint exit poll by KBS, MBC, SBS predicted that Park, the daughter of former president Park Chung-hee, would win a majority, defeating Moon Jae-in, the standard bearer for the main opposition Democratic United Party (DUP), who is expected to secure 48.9 percent of the vote.

   A separate exit poll by cable broadcaster JTBC also predicted a narrow win for Park, as she would secure 49.6 percent against Moon's 49.4 percent.

   But another cable broadcaster YTN's exit poll produced a different result, forecasting that Moon would win by obtaining 49.7 percent to 53.5 percent, with Park securing 46.1 percent to 49.9 percent.

   yonngong@yna.co.kr
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