Park Geun-hye takes an oath during her inauguration as South Korea’s president in 2013. Park’s fall from grace does not make her the worst of the six South Koreans elected since 1987. Rather, the scandal in which she’s been implicated places her in the mainstream of Korean history. Photo: AP

For South Korea, could Park Geun-hye’s downfall be one scandal too many?

Donald Kirk says public disgust at the cosy relationship between big government and big business may finally spark reform, after Park became the country’s sixth leader in a row to be tainted by corruption

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Park Geun-hye takes an oath during her inauguration as South Korea’s president in 2013. Park’s fall from grace does not make her the worst of the six South Koreans elected since 1987. Rather, the scandal in which she’s been implicated places her in the mainstream of Korean history. Photo: AP
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