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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    By-election boost for South Korean ruling party despite ferry disaster

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:36am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul By-election boost for Park after sinking South Korea's ruling party celebrated yesterday after sailing through a key by-election test that increased its ... stepping down. "I hold myself responsible for the election loss and I am resigning", said Ahn, a former software tycoon who had enlivened the December 2012 presidential election ...

  2. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea presidential rivals in final push for votes

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 05:39pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul The two rivals for South Korea’s presidency made a final pitch to voters on Tuesday – the eve of an election that looks set to go down to the wire and could ... to resume aid without pre-conditions and seek an early summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Although South-North relations have not been a major campaign issue, the North’s long-range rocket ...

  3. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korean presidential favourite runs into trouble

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 11:21am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Less than two months ago, Park Geun-Hye seemed a shoo-in to become South Korea’s first woman president, but that was before her campaign switched focus from ... Party, are particularly embarrassing for a candidate running on a national unity platform. “The problems will soon be sorted out,” Park told reporters on Tuesday, but with the election just 70 ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Park Geun-hye’s ruling party strong at local elections despite South Korean ferry disaster

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 09:50am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Local election results show little sign of a feared backlash over Sewol ferry disaster S Korean ruling party reassured by polls South Korea's ruling party breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after a stronger-than-expected showing in local elections seen as a referendum on President Park Geun-hye's handling of April's deadly ferry ...

  5. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Conservatives pick Park Geun-hye to contest S Korean presidential election

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Goyang Ruling conservative New Frontier Party selects daughter of assassinated strongman as its candidate for the presidential poll in December Park set to be South'sfirst woman leader South Korea's ruling conservatives picked Park Geun-hye, the daughter of the country's assassinated strongman, as their candidate for December's presidential poll, ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    No-hoper steals South Korean presidential debate

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 02:21pm by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul A far-left candidate polling at around one per cent in South Korea’s presidential candidate stole the campaign’s first TV debate with a scathing attack ... leadership style is one of “arrogance and self-righteousness”, Lee said, adding that Park would become a “dictatorial queen” if she were elected. Lee’s party is seen by many as pro-North Korean ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea presidential candidates unite on chaebol reform

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Seoul

    ... conglomerates, or chaebol. Chaebol-bashing is something of an election year ritual, but the pitch and breadth of the criticism this time around from both liberal and conservative presidential hopefuls ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Deep voter discontent over income disparity has 3 main aspirants united on need to overhaul family-run corporations Presidential hopefuls target chaebol ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA: ANALYSIS

    South Koreans head to ballot box to elect new president

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... Andrew Salmon in Seoul Delicate relations with Beijing and Tokyo form the major backdrop as South Koreans head to the ballot box today to elect a new president Regional tensions complicate poll Just days after the return of the hawkish Shinzo Abe to power in Japan, South Koreans today head to the ballot box to elect their new president. Polls indicate the race between ...

  9. News - Asia

    South Korean president shakes up cabinet to win trust after ferry disaster

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 01:04pm

    ... Associated Press in Seoul President Park Guen-hye replaced seven cabinet members on Friday, following sharp criticism of her administration's handling of the disaster South Korea’s ... in charge of the economy, the presidential Blue House said. Park also named six other new ministers responsible for security, education, labour, culture, gender equality and science. Chong Jong-Sup, ...

  10. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    South Korean president unimpressed by Japanese PM's attempt to speak Korean

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:35pm by AFP

    ... inhabited islets in the Japan Sea, which Koreans call the East Sea, and went downhill with the hawkish Abe's election. Surveys in South Korea show that the Abe even more unpopular than North ... landmark Japan, S.Korea summit Tokyo yesterday hailed the first summit between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye as a chance for the leaders to build ...




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