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Park Geun-hye Is Impeached: What's Next for South Korea?

Protesters carry an effigy of South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye during a rally against Park in central Seoul on December 3, 2016. (Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The suspension of the unpopular president ushers in an uncertain period for the crucial U.S. ally in Asia.

South Korea's New President Promises Era of 'Trustpolitik'

Park Geun-Hye, South Korea's president, salutes during her inauguration ceremony in the National Assembly on February 25, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. (Park Jin-Hee/Getty Images)
Policy

The first female president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, took the oath of office today during a time of opportunities and critical challenges for South Korea.

Milestone for South Korea: Nation Elects Park Geun-hye, First Female President [UPDATED]

Park Geun-hye on the cover of Time magazine on December 17, 2012, two days before being elected as South Korea's first female president. (Hein-Kuhn Oh/Time)
Multimedia

Earlier today South Korea elected a new president, Park Geun-hye, the nation's first female president and the daughter of its longest-ruling dictator, Park Chung-hee. Asia Society surveys reactions to the news.