Park Geun-hye is the first female president of a country where women are under-represented in politics and executive ranks and underpaid in the workplace.Friday, 21 December, 2012, 2:39am
Park Geun-hye, South Korea's first woman president, will lead a country that is ranked below the likes of Suriname and the United Arab Emirates in gender equality.
South Korea's journey from war-torn poverty to Asia's fourth-largest economy has done little to break the male stranglehold on political and commercial power in what in many ways remains a very conservative nation.20 Dec 2012 - 3:52am
Conservative Park Geun-hye, the daughter of South Korea's former dictator, became the country's first woman president last night. Her liberal rival Moon Jae-in conceded defeat with Park ahead by 51.7 per cent to 47.9 per cent after 94.2 per cent of the vote had been counted.20 Dec 2012 - 9:30am
South Korea elected its first female president on Wednesday, handing a slim but historic victory to conservative ruling party candidate Park Geun-Hye, daughter of the country’s former military ruler.19 Dec 2012 - 11:42pm
South Korea appeared to have elected its first female president on Wednesday, as national TV predicted a clear victory for conservative Park Geun-hye, daughter of the country’s former dictator.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
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.19 Dec 2012 - 4:23am
Is South Korea ready for "Madame President" to become part of the national vernacular?
The answer to the question that has dominated dinner-table, water-cooler and executive-suite chatter for months is yes.19 Dec 2012 - 2:37am
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.18 Dec 2012 - 6:45pm
In the elections across Asia from Japan to Sri Lanka this year, perhaps the most intriguing candidate is Park Geun-hye, who is seeking to be the first woman elected president of South Korea.19 Dec 2012 - 3:59am
South Korean software mogul Ahn Cheol-soo gave up his bid to become president yesterday and endorsed another opposition candidate, setting the stage for a close race with conservative favourite Park Geun-hye to lead Asia's fourth largest economy.24 Nov 2012 - 3:11am