SEOUL, South Korea — From both sides of the Korean Peninsula, South Korea’s first female president, Park Geun-hye, has gotten a baptism by fire since she took office on Feb. 25.
On the one hand, Park is dealing with the much-publicized war threats from North Korea. The Pyongyang regime amplified rhetoric when the United Nations expanded sanctions last week.
On the other, the new president is embroiled in a domestic political quagmire, with parliamentary delays that even she acknowledged last week are “unprecedented.”
For South Korea’s first female president, a baptism by fire
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