The year 2015 featured real and metaphorical battles in South Korea: face-offs between the executive and the legislature saw President Park Geun-hye duel with the non-Park faction in the ruling Saenuri Party and fend off the opposition, whose alliance struggled with infighting and subsequent fractures. The government waged war against a health epidemic and exchanged artillery fire with North Korea at the Demilitarized Zone. The by-elections in April 2015 augur the political stage for pending elections in 2016 and 2017.
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Research Article| February 01 2016
South Korea in 2015: Battling to Set the Stage for Elections
Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 78–86.
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O. Fiona Yap; South Korea in 2015: Battling to Set the Stage for Elections. Asian Survey 1 February 2016; 56 (1): 78–86. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2016.56.1.78
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