BBC: South Korea’s electoral commission says former dictator’s daughter Park Geun-hye is the winner in the country’s presidential election. Though votes are still being counted, liberal candidate Moon-Jae has conceded.
Park, the daughter of former military leader Park Chung-hee, will make history as South Korea’s 1st female president.
Photo: South Korea’s presidential candidate Park Geun-hye speaks during an election campaign rally in Seoul on Dec. 11, 2012. (Kim Hong-ji / Reuters)
National Journal reports Rep. Michele Bachmann is suspending her presidential campaign, effectively dropping out of the race, said a senior Republican official with direct knowledge of the lawmaker’s plans.
Image: Rep. Michele Bachmann receives a mobile phone from an aide to make a campaign phone call from her office in Urbandale, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 2011. (Joshua Lott/Reuters)