South Korea inaugurates its first female president

South Korea has sworn in its first female president, the daughter of former dictator Park Chung-hee.

After being inaugurated Monday in front of a crowd of tens of thousands gathered at the National Assembly building in Seoul, Park Geun-hye urged North Korea to drop its nuclear ambitions and stop wasting its resources on nuclear and missile development.

She said she would not tolerate any action that threatens the lives of South Korea’s people and the security of the nation.

Park Geun-hye served as first lady of South Korea after her mother was killed by a stray assassin’s bullet. She takes office about 33 years after her military dictator father was gunned down by his security chief in 1979.

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