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The 'slippery eel' ends up at a rough turn

TV screens at a Seoul mall showing Mr Ban announcing that he will not seek South Korea's presidency, on Wednesday.


NICKNAMED the "slippery eel" in South Korea for his ability to dodge uncomfortable questions and controversy, former UN chief Ban Ki-moon was a seasoned diplomatic player for decades, but his short-lived presidential ambitions leave a rough end to his career.

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