Congratulations Park Guen-hye: South Korean President

In an historic first, South Koreans elected their first female president, Park Geun-hye, leader of the conservative New Frontier Party. It was a close election.

Ms Park is no stranger to the Presidency. Her father took power in the 60’s and industrialised the nation before his assassination. Her mother was also killed for political reasons. With that lineage, Mrs Park is courageous and brave to take on the role. Moreso, given that Korea is considered a very traditional male-dominated country. Already North Korea has made disparaging remarks about her ascendency.

We salute Mrs Park and look forward to her promise to be a politician who honours her promise.