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Election posters of presidential candidates Park Geun-hye, center left, of the ruling Saenuri Party, and Moon Jae-in, center right, of the main opposition Democratic United Party are displayed over Seoul's Cheonggye Stream, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. The display made by the Seoul City's election management committee is aimed at encouraging people to vote in the Dec. 19 elections. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Election posters of presidential candidates Park Geun-hye, center left, of the ruling Saenuri Party, and Moon Jae-in, center right, of the main opposition Democratic United Party are displayed over Seoul's Cheonggye Stream, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. The display made by the Seoul City's election management committee is aimed at encouraging people to vote in the Dec. 19 elections. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

S. Korea elects first female president

Park Geun-hye,

daughter of a divisive military strongman from South Korea's

authoritarian era, has been elected the country's first female

president, a landmark win that could mean a new drive to start talks

with rival North Korea. (AP)