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South Korean Presidential election

Park Geun-hye's biggest challenge will be South Korea's economy

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

Can South Korea's first woman president, Park Geun-hye, deliver on gender equality?

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

Park becomes South Korea's first woman president

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 elects first female president in historic vote

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 on track to elect first female president

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

South Koreans head to ballot box to elect new president

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

Asia still an unequal place despite its female leaders

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

South Korea presidential rivals in final push for votes

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

Will a president's daughter be South Korea's next leader?

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

Ahn Cheol-soo quits South Korean race for presidency

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