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An agenda for South Korea's new leader

South Korean voters were focused on economy, corruption and other domestic issues like air quality

Robert E Kelly | NYT 

South Koreans elected Moon Jae-in as their new president on Tuesday against a backdrop of heightened United States-North Korean tensions. Yet North Korea did not dominate the campaign. South Korean voters were focused on the economy, corruption and other domestic issues like air quality. Before the voting, only 23 percent of voters said that international security was the most important issue to them. Mr. Moon, a center-left human rights lawyer who will take office as soon as this week following the ouster of former President Park Geun-hye in a corruption scandal, is a dove ...

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First Published: Wed, May 10 2017. 09:23 IST
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