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S Korea seniors hold hope for Park presidency

New president's pledges include more benefits for nation's rapidly increasing elderly population.
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2013 16:56

Park Geun-Hye, the daughter of South Korea's late military ruler, has been sworn in as the country's first female president, promising a new era of economic revival.

But some people are concerned Park has made campaign promises she cannot afford to keep.

One of those pledges: Support for the elderly. In the city of Boryeong on the coast of the Yellow Sea, the ageing population says it needs more help from the government.

Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports.

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