President Park Geun-hye of South Korea is facing political troubles and unpopularity, due to her leadership style, squabbles in her inner circle, suppression of dissent and free expression, and the recent court ruling that the government agency interfered in the last election which elected her president. The photo above shows posters critical of Park that surfaced in Pusan, a southern city with strong conservative constituents.
The following is an editorial in the Hankyoreh Newspaper, Seoul, Korea.
Would Park be President, had the election not been rigged?
An appeals court’s ruling about election interference by the National Intelligence Service (NIS) provides judicial confirmation that there is a major problem with Park Geun-hye legitimacy as president of South Korea. This makes it clear that the 2012 presidential election was a rigged game and that Park was the greatest beneficiary.