South Korea

Park Guen-Hye Wants Reconciliation, Harmony for South Korea

South Korea's first female president is the daughter of a former president


Emerging from victory, Park Geun-hye who will become the next president of South Korea—the first woman for the Asian nation—pledged to "take care of our people one-by-one."

In a speech made at the headquarters of her Saenuri political party Thursday morning, she invoked a phrase coined by her father, Park Chung-hee, who also served as president in an era when he was encouraging people to pull South Korea out of poverty.