SOUTH KOREA: Landslide for Stone Face

SOUTH KOREA Landslide for Stone Face

South Korean President Chung Hee Park, 54, was so certain of victory in his bid for a third four-year term that while the vote was still being counted he journeyed to central Korea to give thanks at the shrine of the great 16th century Korean admiral, Yi Sun Sin. He was not being foolishly overconfident. When all the ballots had been tabulated, "Stone Face"—as the unsmiling Park is popularly known—had defeated his flamboyant opponent, Dae Jung Kim, 46, by 947,000 votes.

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