South Korea Ruling Party Seeks to Stem Infighting With New Chief

  • Saenuri party elects former Blue House spokesman as leader
  • President Park seen as lame duck after party defeat in April

Park Geun Hye.

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

South Korea’s ruling party picked a lawmaker loyal to President Park Geun Hye as leader after a rowdy convention that highlighted Park’s struggle to combat lame duck status with less than 18 months until the next presidential election.

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