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The downfall of 'queen of elections'

By Agence France-Presse in Seoul ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-11-23 07:13:25

Elected on a "no-corruption" ticket, South Korean President Park Geun-hye now looks set to become the country's first sitting president to be formally questioned as a suspect in a criminal investigation.

It's a stunning fall from grace for a politician who had run as an incorruptible candidate, declaring herself "married to the nation".

High-level corruption has long been a stain on South Korean democratic credentials and the presidential Blue House is no stranger to allegations of cronyism.

The downfall of 'queen of elections'

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