First South Korean Female President Faces North Korean Crisis

SEOUL, South Korea – Park Geun-hye became South Korea’s first female president Monday, returning to the presidential mansion where she grew up with her dictator father.

Park’s last stint in the Blue House was bookended by tragedy: At 22, she cut short her studies in Paris to return to Seoul and act as President Park Chung-hee’s first lady after an assassin targeting her father instead killed her mother; she left five years later after her father was shot and killed by his spy chief during a drinking party

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