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New South Korean President Signals Policy Shift on Pyongyang

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He’s willing to come to the table. Leftist Moon Jae-in, who won 41.4 percent of the vote yesterday in a contest that saw the highest turnout from Korean voters in 20 years, has now been sworn in.

Moon, the son of North Korean refugees, said in his first speech as president that he’s willing to visit Pyongyang in his quest to build peace on a peninsula that’s seen tensions rise over recent weeks.

He also vowed to tackle corruption, which toppled his impeached predecessor, Park Geun-hye.

Sources: The Guardian, BBC, Yonhap

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