onsdag 10. mai 2017

Uniting S. Koreans daunting job for new leader

New South Korean leaders are used to governing from the shambles of their predecessors’ failed presidencies, given the country’s long history of disgraced ex-leaders. No recent president-elect, however, has faced wreckage quite like this. Moon Jae-in, the liberal former human rights lawyer who took up presidential duties after being declared winner of Tuesday’s special election, must lead a country still deeply divided between conservative and liberal — even as he navigates the political mess left by ousted President Park Geun-hye, the imprisoned daughter of a dictator who once jailed Moon for leading student protests. Read more