South Korean dictator’s daughter becomes president
Posted by Charles II on December 19, 2012
Justin McCurry, The Guardian:
Park Geun-hye, whose father ruled South Korea with an iron fist for 18 years, became the country’s first female president on Wednesday….
Moon, a leftwing former human rights lawyer from the Democratic United party, conceded defeat and congratulated Park on her victory.
Park, 60, had to overcome resentment towards her privileged background and accusations that her Saenuri party was too close to the powerful chaebol conglomerates that dominate the South Korean economy.
OK: An expansionist China, an ultranationalist government in Japan, a dictator’s daughter in control of South Korea, and North Korea firing missiles.
Anyone see a pattern here?
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