In South Korea, main opposition party has won yesterday's general election, ending the the conservative ruling party's 16-year parliamentary majority. The vote dealt a blow to President Park Geun-Hye and raised hopes for an opposition victory in the 2017 presidential election. With almost all ballots counted, Park's Saenuri Party won 122 seats in the 300-member National Assembly, while the main opposition Minjoo Party won 123. 

splinter opposition People's Party bagged 38 spots, and another six seats went to a small opposition party, the Justice Party. It was for the first time since 1999 that the conservative party has lost control of parliament, with the three opposition parties garnering a combined 167 seats, well over the majority. Voter turnout was 58 per cent, up 3.8 percentage points from the 2012 election, and final official results is expected today.

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