South Korea elects first female president

Park Geun-hye was elected South Korean president Wednesday, becoming the country’s first female leader despite the incumbent’s unpopularity.

South Korean presidential candidate Park Geun-Hye of the ruling Saenuri Party waves to supporters after arriving at the party headquarters in Seoul on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Kim Jae-hwan, Pool)

South Korean presidential candidate Park Geun-Hye of the ruling Saenuri Party waves to supporters after arriving at the party headquarters in Seoul on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Kim Jae-hwan, Pool)

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