Park Geun-hye of South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party is poised to win the tightly contested presidential election Wednesday and become the first female leader of the country.


S. Korea Makes Claim to Extended Continental Shelf
South Korea has formally submitted a claim to an extended portion of continental shelf in the East China Sea to the United Nations, the foreign ministry here said Thursday.
S. Korea's President-elect to Meet with Abe's Envoys
South Korea's President-elect Park Geun-hye will meet with a delegation dispatched by Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, Park's aides said Friday.
China to Further Ties with ROK
China is ready to work with the Republic of Korea (ROK) to further promote bilateral relations in light of the election of ROK President Park Geun-hye, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Thursday.
Will South Korea Finally Tackle Big Business?
Following the election of South Korea's first female president, CRI's Stuart Wiggin looks at the tough job ahead in terms of tackling the country's family-run conglomerates, or chaebol, which have been accused of stifling the domestic economy.
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Park Gean-hye
Conservative front-runner
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New Frontier Party
*Promises to pursue a dual policy of greater engagement and "robust deterrence" with the DPRK
Moon Jae-in
Opposition liberal candidate
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DUP
*Favors closer ties with the DPRK and speaks of wanting "regular summits" with the DPRK's Kim Jong-un
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Will South Korea Finally Tackle Big Business?
Following the election of South Korea's first female president, CRI's Stuart Wiggin looks at the tough job ahead in terms of tackling the country's family-run conglomerates, or chaebol, which have been accused of stifling the domestic economy.
Park Geun-hye Wins Historic Victory in S. Korean Presidential Poll
Park Geun-hye is set to become the first female president of South Korea after she won the tightly contested presidential election held Wednesday. The victory of Park adds another entry on her impressive resume as a politician of 15 years.
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China-S. Korea Ties
An Opportunity for Closer China-S. Korea Cooperation
As South Korean voters cast ballots Wednesday to choose their next president, China is ready to work with whoever wins the election to enhance bilateral cooperation.
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CRI reports
Park Geun-hye: from de facto First Lady to 1st Woman President
Park Geun-hye, the eldest daughter of the late former president, Park Chung-hee, will now return to the presidential residence 33 years after she left, becoming the first president to be related to a former head of state.
Polls Open in Closely Contested Presidential Election
Polls have opened early Wednesday morning in South Korea's closely contested presidential election.
S. Korea Presidential Candidates Make Final Campaign Push
South Korea's two main Presidential candidates have made their final campaign stops ahead of what's believed to be a close race on Wednesday.
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