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Thursday, 12 April 2012 - 8:37
S Korea ruling party wins majority
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South Korea's ruling Saenuri party has taken the majority of seats in a parliamentary election, winning 152 in the 300-seat national assembly.

That gives the party 25 more than the opposition Democratic United Party, which had earlier been tipped to win the poll.

In a statement, President Lee Myung-bak said people had made "wise choices".

The vote is being seen as a key test for the leader, ahead of presidential elections in December.

Domestic economic issues were the top priority for most voters, but national security was also a major issue during the campaign.

Turnout was 54.3% compared to 46.1% four years ago, according to election officials.

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