SKorean party picks Park as presidential candidate

first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Check your body, save your life Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – The eldest daughter of former authoritarian President Park Chung-hee has been chosen as South Korea’s conservative ruling party’s presidential candidate.The Saenuri Party says Park Guen-hye won in a landslide on Monday.The 60-year-old was widely expected to beat the four other candidates. She is trying to become the country’s first female president.Recent surveys show Park leading other potential candidates for the December elections. Current President Lee Myung-bak ends his term early next year.center_img Top Stories Comments   Share   Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Park’s father, Park Chung-hee, ruled for 18 years until he was assassinated by his intelligence chief in 1979. His supporters respect him for leading South Korea’s meteoric economic rise after the 1950-1953 Korean War.Park’s critics accused him of rewriting the constitution to give himself dictatorial powers and jailing those who disagreed with him.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top holiday drink recipeslast_img

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