|Park enters Cheong Wa Dae after her inauguration ceremony on Monday. She left the presidential office-residence 33 years ago after her father, Park Chung-hee, was assassinated by his intelligence chief. (Chung Hee-cho/The Korea Herald)|
President Park Geun-hye took office on Monday promising a second ‘Miracle on the Han,’ more inclusive economic and social systems, and peace efforts with North Korea.
A record 70,000 people, half of them ordinary citizens, participated in the two-and-a-half-hour inauguration ceremony at the National Assembly.
Later in the day she attended an informal celebration with citizens in downtown Gwanghwamun and moved in to Cheong Wa Dae, welcomed by hundreds of waving residents near the presidential mansion.
|President Park Geun-hye sits at the presidential office flanked by the Cheong Wa Dae staff including Chief|
of Staff Huh Tae-yeol (fifth from left), senior secretary for political affairs Lee Jung-hyun (third from left) and chief of Presidential Security Service Park Heung-ryul (fifth from right). (Chung Hee-cho/The Korea Herald)
|Former Presidents Kim Young-sam (left), Chun Doo-hwan (center) and former first lady Lee Hee-ho|
attend Park’s inauguration ceremony. (Yonhap News)
|Park waves to people lining the streets from a limousine on her way to Cheong Wa Dae. (Chung Hee-cho/The Korea Herald)|
|Over 70,000 spectators gather for Park’s inauguration in front of the National Assembly. (Joint Press Corp)|