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.

Moon Jae-in, South Korean opposition Democratic United Party presidential candidate, leaves a voting booth to cast his ballot in South Korea's presidential election at a polling station in Busan, South Korea, on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/ Yonhap, Kim Hyun-tai)

Moon Jae-in, South Korean opposition Democratic United Party presidential candidate, leaves a voting booth to cast his ballot in South Korea's presidential election at a polling station in Busan, South Korea, on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/ Yonhap, Kim Hyun-tai)

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