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.

Unidentified members of the opposition Democratic United Party watch TV news reporting exit polls on their presidential candidate, Moon Jae-in, in South Korea's presidential elections at the party headquarters in Seoul on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)

Unidentified members of the opposition Democratic United Party watch TV news reporting exit polls on their presidential candidate, Moon Jae-in, in South Korea's presidential elections at the party headquarters in Seoul on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool)

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