The South Korean Ballot: Glad Tidings to All


South Korean election is a good news for everyone. The country returned to a transparent and a good governance after an upheavals that jolted the country for several months. A stable government could clean up the mess and could address daunting challenges in its neighbourhood such as toward Japan and China as the relations were worsen over the past few months. Japan recalled its ambassador from Seoul over the Comfort Women issue and ties were damaged with China over the deployment of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defence) defence system by South Korea. Above all, North Korean armed provocations continued to threaten Seoul’s security that largely baffled in giving an effective response.

South Korea plunged into political chaos for months. General elections were held on 9 May to elect the representative Government after conservative President Park Geun-hye was impeached by the Parliament in December on charges of corruption and misuse of power- a decision that was upheld by the Constitutional Court. She was sent to jail on 30 March.

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