February 25, 2024

Election 2017: After Park, who will control the Blue House?

From former chiefs of staff, to populists and multi-millionaires, there's plenty of choice

The wolves are circling to destroy South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye. Can they, however, agree on a single “progressive” candidate in next year's election – or will they fall into deadly wrangling?

While Park’s enemies are howling for the kill, she can only pray that they're all salivating to chase off rivals before hounding her out of the Blue House, the presidential complex on a rise beyond the ancient palace of Korean kings. The major contenders have been on the broad avenue leading to the palace gates every Saturday night for weeks calling for her ouster before hundreds of thousands of protesters.