South Korea: Slim Mandate

When tough little General Park Chung Hee, 46, boss of South Korea's military junta, doffed khaki for mufti last August to run for President, many expected an elaborately rigged election ending in a landslide for Park. It did not happen that way. Park won—but just barely, and after the freest, most honest election South Korea has known.

Caged Tiger. Washington had prodded Park hard to set a democratic example. Not everything was simon-pure. After one opposition candidate, retired Lieut. General Song Yo ("Tiger") Chan, attacked Park in a speech, the government suddenly...

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