[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 
campaign.

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

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