Park to be South Korea's first woman president
Park Geun-hye in November
December 19th, 2012
10:14 AM ET

Park to be South Korea's first woman president

Conservative candidate Park Geun-Hye is the president elect for South Korea after liberal candidate Moon Jae-in conceded victory Wednesday,
the YTN network reported. Park will become the first woman South Korean president.

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  1. banasy©

    South Korea is more progressive in women holding the highest office than the United States.
    Congratulations to Park Guen-Hye on her victory.

    December 19, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. tomfromva

    yes for the higest office, but SK is way behind most of the developed world in treatment of women. This woman won but she comes from powerful people, has never been married, has never had children. Her life experience is so different than most women in SK. She is also a conservate and that party behind and many women behind her hoping she will be social liberal and help change things for women. We will see.

    December 19, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Hide Behindp

    Different culture and far different Democratic principles S. Korea is an economic power and is one of fastest and with one of most stable economies in all of Asia going to begin flexing those powers in next few years.
    President there not worshipped personality as is case here she will perform well or else.
    VEery interesting pick by their economic leadership.

    December 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. banasy©

    South Korea is more progressive in not being afraid of a woman holding the highest office.

    December 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. saywhat

    Yes I think congratulations are in order.
    Though in some Asian countries its somewhat a conundrum. Pakistan has a female foreign minister, their ambassador to US is a woman. speaker of their N.Assembly is a woman & so was their Defense Secy till recently. Benazir was twice elected as PM. And yet their female population especially in the rural areas have a long fight ahead of them.

    December 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. saywhat

    Good morning all.
    Yes I think congratulations are in order.

    December 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. saywhat

    My comments are now being blocked.

    December 19, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Cindy

    I wish her well.

    December 20, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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