South Korea’s first female president says security reality is grave

Park Geun-hye took 51.6 percent of the vote to defeat her liberal rival. "This election was held in the middle of rapid changes in the situation surrounding the Korean Peninsula," Ms Park told reporters at the headquarters of the Saenuri Party. "North Korea's long-range missile launch has symbolically showed the gravity of the security reality that we are faced with," she said.

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