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South Korea has a new president today after a nail-biting and often nasty campaign, deemed “the unlikeable election.” Conservative Yoon Suk-Yeol will be the nation’s new president, after Lee Jae-myung of the ruling Democratic Party conceded defeat last night. Speaking at a post-election press conference, Yoon consoled his rival and called for unity, saying… “Our competition is over for now. We have to join hands and unite into one for the people and the country.” The historic election highlighted the country’s stark political divide, with opposition leader Yoon winning 48.56% of the ballot, enough to edge out Lee’s 47.83% by […]

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The new president ran on a platform of improving ties with America and Japan: 

Yoon, whose five-year term is to begin in May, said during his campaign that he would make a stronger alliance with the U.S. the center of his foreign policy. He has accused outgoing liberal President Moon Jae-in of tilting toward Pyongyang and Beijing and away from Washington. He has also stressed the need to recognize the strategic importance of repairing ties with Tokyo despite recent disputes.

South Korea's president-elect wants tougher stance on North - Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)

Sounds like a good man to me. 

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