Seoul, South Korea (CNN)South Korea’s new president is taking power at a turbulent time for the country and the path he carves could shake up the region.
Conservative Yoon Suk Yeol of the People Power Party secured the election by a razor-thin margin Wednesday, pulling ahead of rival Lee Jae-myung by less than one percentage point.
Yoon is a newcomer to politics, having spent the last 27 years of his career as a prosecutor — but he will face an array of challenges when he replaces liberal incumbent President Moon Jae-in in the Blue House on May 10.
Threats from North Korea are high on the agenda — as well as rising tensions between South Korea’s partners, the US and China. Yoon will have his hands full with domestic issues as well, with a growing “gender war” and surging Covid-19 cases.
Hardline on North Korea
The US-China tightrope
Problems at home