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South Korea elects new President

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After months of massive protests in which millions of Koreans filled the streets of their major cities every night, and the impeachment of a crooked President that resulted from all that pressure, the people of South Korea continued the process of taking their country back. From the NY Times article at link:

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea elected Moon Jae-in, a human rights lawyer who favors dialogue with North Korea, as president on Tuesday, returning the nation’s liberals to power after nearly a decade in the political wilderness and setting up a potential rift with the United States over the North’s nuclear weapons program.


His victory caps a remarkable national drama in which a corruption scandal, mass protests and impeachment forced a South Korean president from office for the first time in almost 60 years, leaving the conservative establishment in disarray and its former leader in jail.



If they can do it, maybe we can, too!

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