Dictator’s daughter Park Geun-hye elected South Korea’s first woman president

By The Christian Science Monitor
Thursday, December 20, 2012 7:48 EDT
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South Korea elects its first woman president, Park Geun-hye

Park Geun-hye won a decisive victory Wednesday after a bitterly fought election for president of South Korea in which she overcame criticism of her legacy as the daughter of long-ruling dictator Park Chung-hee. So doing, she also overcame traditional barriers to women in government and business to…

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