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Самоанализ в Южной Корее

СЕУЛ – Импичмент и отстранение от должности президента Южной Кореи Пак Хын Хе, по обвинению в коррупции и злоупотреблении властью, потрясли политический истеблишмент страны и разделили электорат. Со времен Азиатского финансового кризиса 1997 года, отчасти связанного с несовершенной экономической политикой отца Пак, Пак Чан Хе, Южнокорейцы не оказывались в подобном тупике.

Пока еще слишком рано говорить о том, кто будет ее преемником в Синем Доме (президентском кресле); внеочередные выборы были назначены на 9 мая. Но совершенно ясно: с бесцеремонным отстранением Пак, изменения в правящей партии Южной Кореи очевидны. И с новыми людьми, должны прийти силы, чтобы решить проблемы управления – от грязных денег в политике до бессвязной внешней политики, – которые слишком долго преследовали Южную Корею.

Сегодняшний политический кризис в Южной Корее начался в октябре 2016 года, когда появились утверждения о том, что Пак оказывала давление на чеболов – гигантских семейных конгломератов страны – перевести огромные суммы денег на счета двух фондов, которыми управляла ее близкая подруга Цой Сун Силь. Слухи о коррупции Пак оставили многих Южнокорейцев почувствовать себя преданными своим президентом, которая поклялась управлять по-другому.

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