News Alert: South Korea elects as its next president Moon Jae-in, who wants better relations with North Korea. That could put him at odds with President Trump.

Moon will be sworn in as South Korea’s 19th president on Wednesday morning local time, marking a return to liberal government after almost a decade under conservatives. The snap election was called following the impeachment of former president Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal. Moon has pledged to review the previous government’s decision to host a controversial American missile defense system and to resume engagement with North Korea. But analysts say he will find he is constrained once in office and do not expect a serious rift between Washington and Seoul.

 
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News Alert Tue., May. 09, 2017 11:17 a.m.
 
 
South Korea elects as its next president Moon Jae-in, who wants better relations with North Korea. That could put him at odds with President Trump.
Moon will be sworn in as South Korea’s 19th president on Wednesday morning local time, marking a return to liberal government after almost a decade under conservatives. The snap election was called following the impeachment of former president Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal. Moon has pledged to review the previous government’s decision to host a controversial American missile defense system and to resume engagement with North Korea. But analysts say he will find he is constrained once in office and do not expect a serious rift between Washington and Seoul.
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