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Friday, 17 December, 1999, 16:32 GMT
KOREAN ELECTIONS 97


Kim Dae Jung: A political profile
BBC Asia specialist Larry Jagan profiles the veteran former dissident who has become South Korea's president at his fourth attempt.
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No tears for outgoing President
Kim Young Sam promised to clean-up the political system. He leaves office enmeshed in scandal and overseeing a country in the midst of a crisis of confidence
South Korea: A political history
Born at the start of the Cold war, the Republic of Korea has struggled to achieve a genuinely democratic system of government.
Chaebols blamed for Korea's economic failure
The BBC's Asia-Pacific Editor, Larry Jagan, considers how easy it will be to dismantle the symbiotic ties between Chaebol leaders and South Korea's politicians.
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Lee Hoi-chang: A political profile
BBC Asia Specialist Larry Jagan reports from Seoul on Lee Hoi-chang, the defeated nationalist candidate who had high hopes of becoming president of South Korea.
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