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S Korea's Park Geun-hye faces tough challenge

Slowing economy and North Korea nuclear standoff set to test country's first female president.
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2013 09:15

South Korea is preparing to swear in its first female president.

Park Geun-hye has many challenges ahead, including turning around the economy and peaceful reunification with North Korea.

But even before she starts her five-year term on Monday, the daughter of the former leader Park Chung-hee is already suffering from an approval rating of less than 50 percent. 

Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Seoul.

 

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