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Seven-year term for Chun all ready to be clinched

South Korea's Electoral College seems certain to elect President Chun Doo Hwan this week, handing a seven-year mandate to the former general who consolidated power in a year of well-planned political moves.

While three opposition candidates remain in the race, the landslide victory by Mr. Chun's recently created Democratic Justic Party in preliminary Feb. 11 elections to the presidential panel virtually ensures h im of the simple majority needed to win.

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