December 19, 2012

A Right Turn for South Korea?

Kim Tong-hyung, Korea Times

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Park Geun-hye was elected as the first female president of Korea, overcoming a ferocious challenge from opposition rival Moon Jae-in in a close race, Wednesday. While the conditions seemed ripe for replacing the party in power, a sharply divided nation voted to give the conservatives five more years to get the economy straight.

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