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Seoul Witnesses First Female President

Posted: Mar. 6th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Park Geun-Hye
Sky News

South Korea has much to celebrate, despite the looming shadow of North Korea, with the inauguration of Park Geun-Hye as President of South Korea in Seoul. Taking a firm stance on potential North Korean aggression or continued nuclear posturing, President Geun-Hye has all eyes on her as the first female president in a nation where women have not yet risen to the same roles as men.

Park Geun-Hye has become South Korea's first female president, demanding North Korea "abandon its nuclear ambitions" immediately at her inauguration.


Taking the oath of office less than two weeks after Pyongyang carried out its third nuclear test, Ms Park -  the daughter of late military strongman Park Chung-Hee - called on the regime to rejoin the global community.

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