Moon Jae-in, president-elect of South Korea, center, waves to attendees during a celebration at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Jae-in declared victory in South Korea's leadership race, pledging to unify the nation after nine years of conservative rule that culminated in the country's biggest street protests since the 1980s. Photo: Bloomberg

How Moon Jae-in rose from impoverished childhood to become South Korea’s president

Moon is a child of North Korean parents who settled in the South during the 1950-53 Korean war

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Moon Jae-in, president-elect of South Korea, center, waves to attendees during a celebration at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Jae-in declared victory in South Korea's leadership race, pledging to unify the nation after nine years of conservative rule that culminated in the country's biggest street protests since the 1980s. Photo: Bloomberg
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