Left-leaning former human rights lawyer Moon Jae in won South Korea’s Presidential Election by a landslide, according to an exit poll, sealing the momentum for change after a tumultuous scandal.

The ballot was called to choose a new President after park Geun-Hye was ousted and indicted for corruption, and took place against a backdrop of high tensions with the nuclear-armed North.

Voters were Galvanised by anger over the sprawling bribery and abuse-of-power scandal that brought down park, which Catalysed frustrations over jobs and slowing growth.