Photo Gallery: South Korea elects first female president

SEOUL, South Korea (AP)

Park Geun-hye, daughter of a divisive military strongman from South Korea’s authoritarian era, was elected the country’s first female president Wednesday, a landmark win that could mean a new drive to start talks with rival North Korea.


South Korea’s presidential candidate Park Geun-Hye of ruling Saenuri Party, waves to supporters after arriving at the party headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday Dec. 19, 2012. Liberal South Korean candidate has conceded victory to Park Geun-Hye. Following her election victory Park Geun-hye will return to her childhood home, the presidential palace from where her dictator father President Park Chung-hee ruled South Korea for 18-years. (AP Photo / KIM JAE-HWAN, pool)

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