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South Korea's opposition faces three pitfalls after election win

Liberal opposition won big in legislature, but presidential election looms

Leaders of the Democratic Party of Korea react to exit poll results showing them ahead in the general elections on April 10. If they do not look like they are bursting with joy, there is a reason for that.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- South Korea's Democratic Party earlier this month defended its standing as the main opposition force by winning 175 National Assembly seats, including those proportionally allotted, a solid majority.

South Korean media used terms like "historic" and "overwhelming" to describe the electoral victory.

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