SOUTH KOREA: Off to an Unpromising Start

Ever since 1956 when he outraged flinty old Syngman Rhee by getting himself elected Rhee's Vice President, Dr. John M. Chang, 61, has dreamed of some day becoming No. 1 man in South Korea. With Rhee's downfall last April the way was clear, and fortnight ago Seoul's National Assembly by a vote of 117-107 elected Chang to the premiership, the real seat of power under South Korea's new constitution. But last week intelligent, soft-spoken John Chang found his dream turning into a nightmare.

At the root of Chang's trouble lay the division of his own Democratic Party into "old" and...

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