Daughter of Dictator Wins South Korea Presidency

Park Geun-hye waved to supporters after she was declared the winner of the presidential election on Wednesday in Seoul.

SEOUL, South Korea — Park Geun-hye, the daughter of South Korea’s longest-ruling dictator, was elected president on Wednesday, the first woman to win the post.

Voters appeared to prefer stability and “motherly” leadership over her opponent’s calls for radical change in how the country addresses economic inequality and military threats from North Korea.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/world/asia/south-koreans-vote-in-closely-fought-presidential-race.html?_r=0

Photo Credit: Kim Hee-Chul/European Pressphoto Agency

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