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(South Korea) The 36-year-old politician Lee Jun-seok made history

Hannah June Kim writes for East Asia Forum: The 36-year-old politician Lee Jun-seok made history by becoming the main leader of the People Power Party (PPP) in South Korea last month. As the youngest leader of the country’s main conservative party, Lee shocked the entire nation. His win occurred shortly after the PPP won by-elections in Seoul and Busan.

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