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Democratic Party of Korea selects Moon Jae-in as its official presidential candidate Updated: 2017-04-03 18:18:17 KST

Korea will hold its presidential election just 36 days from now.
Today -- the Democratic Party of Korea, which has the largest number of seats in parliament, is holding its final regional primary this afternoon to choose its presidential nominee.
For more, we connect to our assembly correspondent Park Ji-won.
Ji-won, tells us more about what we can expect today.

The fourth and final primary, which covered the Seoul metropolitan area, the port city of Incheon, Gangwon-do Province and Jeju-do Island, just finished,and the Democratic Party has officially nominated Moon Jae-in as its presidential candidate.
About 15-thousand party members attended the primary at an indoor baseball stadium in southern Seoul, and former party leader Moon just won nomination, by securing more than 60.four percent of the vote in the region.
He was followed by Seongnam City Mayber Lee Jae-myung with 22 percent, and Chungcheongnam-do Governor An Hee-jung, with 17.3 percent.
All together, including three previous rounds of the primary, Moon has secured more than a simple majority, which was the threshold he had to beat to avoid a run-off.
Moon got 57 percent in total, followed by An with 21.5 percent, and Seongnam Mayor Lee with 21.2 percent.
In his acceptance speech, Moon vowed to end the divisions in Korean society and embark on a new era of national integration.
Meanwhile, the People's Party is scheduled to hold the final round of its in-house primary tomorrow and former party leader Ahn Cheol-soo is widely expected to be the victor.
That's all I have for now, but I will bring you more updates in our evening newscasts.
Back to you, Daniel.

Thank you, Jiwon, for that report.
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