South Korea Two Steps Forward, One Back

Free elections are scheduled, and new violence breaks out

The two men met amid all the fanfare normally reserved for a summit between rival heads of state. On one side stood Roh Tae Woo, head of South Korea's ruling Democratic Justice Party, with a smile seemingly frozen on his face. Beaming just as hard and warmly clasping Roh's hand was Opposition Leader Kim Young Sam. After an extended burst of camera clicking, the longtime antagonists sat down in the National Assembly's VIP restaurant to discuss the business at hand: a proposed amendment to the country's constitution. When they rose from their first substantial meeting nearly three hours later, the face...

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