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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean police said on Thursday they are searching for the mayor of Seoul, Park Won-soon, after his daughter reported him missing.

Park Won-soon et al. posing for the camera: FILE PHOTO: Park Won-soon, candidate for mayor of Seoul, celebrates his victory in Seoul© Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji FILE PHOTO: Park Won-soon, candidate for mayor of Seoul, celebrates his victory in Seoul
The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency said officers were searching for him around Sungbuk-dong, a district in northern Seoul, where his phone signal was last detected.

His daughter reported him missing at 5:17 p.m. (0817 GMT) and said his phone was off, the police said.

Park, who has been the mayor of Seoul since 2011, is seen as a potential presidential hopeful for the liberals in the 2022 presidential elections.

(Reporting by Cynthia Kim and Hyonhee Shin; Editing by Alex Richardson)
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