South Korea Ruling Party Routed as Weak Economy Saps Support

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  • Rising unemployment, sluggish growth turn voters against Park
  • Results confound predictions of big gains for ruling party

Park Geun-Hye.

Photographer: South Korean Presidential Blue House via Getty Images

President Park Geun Hye’s ruling party was routed in South Korea’s parliamentary elections as voters frustrated over rising joblessness and the president’s leadership denied her a majority and dampened her economic reform plans.

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