Seoul__ South Koreans are voting today to elect a new president, in a poll marked by the corruption scandal that ended with the dismissal of Park Geun-Hye and the tensions on the Korean peninsula, according to the Cuban News Agency.

More than 139,000 venues opened and a historic attendance is expected, after the massive mobilizations in which millions of people asked Park to leave.

At the epicenter of the crisis is the deposed president's relationship with Choi Soon-sil, a confidant known as Rasputina for accusations that she took advantage of her relations to raise tens of millions of dollars for large South Korean corporations.

The last presidential elections, held in December 2012, had a 75.84 percent share, which could increase in these elections, although few expect to exceed the record of 89.2 percent in 1987, when the military junta of General Chun Doo-hwan authorized the first democratic elections in more than two decades.

In these elections, voters could punish the right at the polls given the involvement of the conservative ex-president in the corrupt plot.

The latest polls favored liberal Moon Jae-in with 42 percent in intent to vote.

Following him, more than 20 points away, there are centrist Ahn Cheol-soo and conservative Hong Yoon-pyo.

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