[Marxism] South Korea: The presidential election and the radical left | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Fri Dec 21 01:20:17 MST 2012

By *Young-su Won*

December 20, 2012 -- /Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal/ 
<http://links.org.au/node/3153> -- On the night of December 19, the 
whole nation was waiting for the final result of the presidential 
election; at midnight Park Geun-hye was declared winner, with 15.75 
million votes or 51.5%. Her opponent from the main opposition United 
Democratic Party (UDP), Moon Jae-in, won 14.67 million votes or 48.80%. 
Park Geun-hye is daughter of former military dictator Park Chung-hee 
(1961-1979) and was the candidate of the ruling Sae-nu-ri party 
(Sae-nu-ri means a new world). She narrowly led the polls throughout the 

Moon's party and the many people who remember the tyranny of Park's 
regime had expected Park's defeat.

Full article http://links.org.au/node/3153

* * *

Subscribe free to Links - International Journal of Socialist Renewal - 
at http://www.feedblitz.com/f/?Sub=343373

You can also follow Links on Twitter at 
http://twitter.com/LinksSocialism or on Facebook at 

Visit and bookmark http://links.org.au and add it to your RSS feed 
(http://links.org.au/rss.xml). If you would like us to consider an 
article, please send it to linkssocialism at gmail.com

*Please pass on to anybody you think will be interested in Links.

*Comments welcome on all articles

*Return daily for new articles

More information about the Marxism mailing list