President-elect Park waves to supporters (19 Dec)
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Park wins South Korean election

South Korea's President-elect, Park Geun-hye, has said her victory will help the country's economy recover.

Ms Park, the daughter of former dictator Park Chung-hee, defeated her liberal rival Moon Jae-in. She will be South Korea's first female leader.

Turnout was high in a poll dominated by economic and social welfare issues.

Lucy Williamson reports from Seoul.

  • 20 Dec 2012