HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Park Geun-hye to be sworn...

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:48 AM

Park Geun-hye to be sworn in as new S. Korean president Monday

Source: Yonhap

Park Geun-hye will be sworn in as South Korea's first female president on Monday with her ​​administration pledging to open a new era of people's happiness and hope for the future. Park, 61, assumes executive power just after midnight Sunday, with her ​​inaugural speech the next day set to focus on creating more jobs, expanding welfare, and strengthening national defense She is also expected to emphasize at her inauguration ceremony at 11 am on the front lawn of the National Assembly the need to seek national unity to effectively deal with polarization of wealth and heal social discord, as well as push for an open and transparent government that listens to the wishes of the people. As part of the new administration's motto to strive for people's happiness, Park will elaborate on her innovation-driven economic growth plan that Aims to up 20.8 the local job market, a welfare system tailored to individual needs, and a safe and secure society. She is expected to touch on education and cultural policies to improve people's quality of life and the need to lay a firm foundation for unification with North Korea The preparatory committee in charge of the inauguration said a special performance by Korean rapper-singer Psy is planned along with a speech by the prime minister, the marching of the colors and the ceremonial 21-gun -salute for the new chief executive. Park will visit the National Cemetery to pay her respects to those who sacrificed their lives defending the country before the inauguration Park will send off her predecessor, After the ceremony, President Lee Myung-bak, and will take part in a car parade near parliament , before she heads for the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae.

Read more: http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2013/02/24/8/0301000000AEN20130224001600315F.HTML



Note the time of the article: 2013/02/24 13:40 KST (about 6 hours ago)

The article states she assumed executive power after Midnight Sunday Korea Time

5 replies, 1582 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply Park Geun-hye to be sworn in as new S. Korean president Monday (Original post)
davidpdx Feb 2013 OP
iandhr Feb 2013 #1
davidpdx Feb 2013 #3
Posteritatis Feb 2013 #4
iandhr Feb 2013 #5
bhikkhu Feb 2013 #2

Response to davidpdx (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:59 AM

1. Does the North usually step up its threatening rhetoric when there is a....

transition of power in the South?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to iandhr (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 07:19 PM

3. Not really

They were well aware of the election and outcome. The North is playing their typical attention seeking game they always play.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to iandhr (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 09:20 PM

4. It mainly steps up threatening rhetoric when someone in NK's government is awake. (nt)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Posteritatis (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:30 PM

5. Fair point.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to davidpdx (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 02:37 PM

2. Very nice to hear

a bit more equality, and it sounds a very capable new leader in one of the most civilized and beautiful countries on the planet.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread