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Woman hopes to make history as leader of South Korea

SEOUL — South Korean presidential candidate Park Geun Hye heads into Wednesday’s election under the weight of history. Not only is she the daughter of a dictator who ruled with ruthless efficiency for 18 years, but she’s trying to win power in a country still dominated by men.

No Korean woman is believed to have ruled since Queen Jinseong more than a millennium ago.

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