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Record-setting results carry ‘Queen of Elections’ to victory

President-elect Park Geun-hye took Wednesday’s election by a small storm. The conservative politician beat Rep. Moon Jae-in of the Democratic United Party by more than 3 percentage points, a margin m...

Updated : 2012.12.20 20:43

Election law violations decrease

The number of election-related offenses in the run-up to the Dec. 19 presidential polls fell considerably from five years ago, law enforcement agencies said Thursday.Park Geun-hye, the daughter of former President Park Chung-hee, defeated liberal opposition candidate Moon Jae-in to become ...

Updated : 2012.12.20 20:33

Ex-ruling party chief takes over governor’s seat

CHANGWON (Yonhap) ― The former chief of the conservative ruling party made a comeback to the political scene by clinching a landslide victory in a by-election for the governor of South Gyeongsang Pro...

Updated : 2012.12.20 20:33

Transition panel to shape next government

The administration and the ruling Saenuri Party launched the power transition process Thursday, the day after former party leader Park Geun-hye was elected the next president. President Lee Myung-bak ...

Updated : 2012.12.20 20:13

Moon's defeat raises questions about opposition's future

A key figure in the reform process is likely to be former independent candidate Ahn Cheol-soo, who dropped out of the race last month after negotiations to merge candidacies with Moon fell through.Ahn, the 50-year-old founder of South Korea's largest anti-virus software firm, AhnLab, had a...

Updated : 2012.12.20 09:16

Obama vows to work closely with Park Geun-hye

U.S. President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would work closely with President-elect Park Geun-hye of South Korea on issues of mutual concern."I look forward to working closely with the Park administration to further enhance our extensive cooperation with the Republic of Korea on a w...

Updated : 2012.12.20 09:11

Challenges waiting for president-elect

President-elect Park Geun-hye faces tough challenges in the push for sweeping political and economic reforms amid a slowing economy and deepening partisan divide. Her pledge to engage North Korea also faces hurdles as the belligerent neighbor shows no signs of easing tension following its ...

Updated : 2012.12.20 00:50

Conservatives sweep major by-elections

Conservatives won a landslide victory in two by-elections held in Seoul and South Gyeongsang Province on Wednesday.Former Education Minister Moon Yong-lin became the new superintendent of the Seoul Me...

Updated : 2012.12.20 00:48

Park’s enigmatic leadership leads to victory

Validating her perseverance through years of solitude and integrity demonstrated throughout her 15-year political career, Park Geun-hye won her presidency on the platform of unity.Park, strong enough ...

Updated : 2012.12.20 00:41

Tight two-way race leads to highest turnout in 15 years

Voter turnout for the 18th presidential election exceeded 75 percent Wednesday as the neck-and-neck race pushed people to the polling stations to tip the scales in favor of their preferred candidate, ...

Updated : 2012.12.20 00:32

Dictator father looms over S. Korea's new president

When Park Geun-hye last lived in the presidential Blue House more than 30 years ago, she was a young, stand-in first lady, serving after the assassination of her mother and before the killing of her dictator father.After defeating Moon Jae-in in elections Wednesday, she will return to her ...

Updated : 2012.12.20 00:09

Park Geun-hye a woman of principle and trust

   Park Geun-hye, the eldest daughter of the late former president, Park Chung-hee, will return to Cheong Wa Dae 33 years after she left the presidential office, this time as South Korea's first woman president.   Park, who turns 61 in February, fought long and hard for her victory fo...

Updated : 2012.12.20 00:05

Chronology of South Korea's 2012 presidential election

Chronology of South Korea's 2012 presidential electionThe following is a chronology of major events leading up to South Korea's presidential election Wednesday.-- June 17: Moon Jae-in, the 59-year-old former chief of staff to late President Roh Moo-hyun, officially announces his bid for pr...

Updated : 2012.12.20 00:02

Dramatic life topped by election win

It was as if her life was made for her to become president. Or that is what Park Geun-hye seemingly believed as she spent 15 years in male-dominated politics until finally becoming the first president...

Updated : 2012.12.19 23:48

Park’s family tree boasts strong business and political ties

 Owning to her status as the daughter of former President Park Chung-hee, President-elect Park Geun-hye’s family tree boasts a number of influential figures in the business and political world. Park...

Updated : 2012.12.19 23:45