South Korea elected its first female president Wednesday, with voters handing a historic victory to conservative candidate Park Geun-Hye, daughter of the country's former military ruler.
South Korea's presidential candidate Park Geun-Hye of the ruling New Frontier Party meets with supporters in Seoul on December, 19, 2012. South Korea has elected its first female president, handing a slim but historic victory to Park, daughter of the country's former military ruler.
As leader of Asia's fourth-largest economy, Park, 60, will face numerous challenges, handling a belligerent North Korea, a slowing economy and soaring welfare costs in one of the world's most rapidly ageing societies.
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