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Ruling party wins July 30 by-elections

It's a victory for the ruling Saenuri Party. With a voter turnout of expected 32-point-9 percent, the ruling party took home 11 out of the 15 parliamentary seats up for grabs in Wednesday's by-elections. That allows the party to regain majority at the National Assembly. Despite the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy's unity with the minor Justice Party in three constituencies in the capital region, only one candidate has defeated his ruling party rival. In the hotly-contested race of Seoul's Dongjak-B district, the ruling party's former Seoul mayor candidate Na Kyung-won secured a ticket to parliament after defeating her unified oppositio...