S Korea's Park Geun-hye faces tough challenge

Slowing economy and North Korea nuclear standoff set to test country's first female president.

    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.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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