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 Koreans wait in line to cast their votes in a presidential election at a polling station in Seoul on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Huge crowds turned out to vote in the tight presidential race pitting the son of North Korean refugees against the conservative daughter of a late dictator. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ju-sung)

South Koreans wait in line to cast their votes in a presidential election at a polling station in Seoul on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Huge crowds turned out to vote in the tight presidential race pitting the son of North Korean refugees against the conservative daughter of a late dictator. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Kim Ju-sung)

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