Moon starts term as S.Korea leader after landslide win

Moon starts term as S.Korea leader after landslide winLeft-leaning former human rights lawyer Moon Jae-In began his five-year term as president of South Korea Wednesday, following a landslide election win after a corruption scandal felled the country’s last leader. Tuesday’s ballot was called after Park Geun-Hye was ousted and indicted for corruption, and took place against a backdrop of high tensions with the nuclear-armed North. Voters were galvanised by anger over the sprawling bribery and abuse-of-power controversy that brought down Park, which catalysed frustrations over jobs and slowing growth.



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