While the presidential campaign remains a focus in the United States, this was a big week for elections of a different kind in South Korea. Voters cast ballots for the national legislature—and the results surprised a lot of observers. HPR’s Bill Dorman has details in today’s Asia Minute.
Congress is gridlocked, and time is running out on the president’s term. Sounds like the United States, but now it’s also true in South Korea. President Park Geun-hye still has more than a year and a half left in office…but her legislative outlook just became a lot more challenging.