South Korea: Easy Kim, Easy Go

Easy Kim, Easy Go

But for a feud between opposition leaders, Kim Young Sam, 60, might have become President of South Korea. Though Kim and his longtime rival, Kim Dae Jung, 62, together drew 55% of the votes in December's presidential election, Government Candidate Roh Tae Woo, 55, was able to win with just 37% of the total. Kim Young Sam showed his contrition last week by stepping down as head of the Reunification Democratic Party, the main opposition group. He said the move was aimed at promoting unity among antigovernment forces in National Assembly elections, which have been scheduled for this spring. Kim Dae...

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