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South Korea's new president faces a bumpy ride ahead

Moon Jae-in may find it tough to fulfil the many campaign promises he made to the people.

Mr Moon is trying both to communicate more openly with the public and to listen to opinions from both inside and outside his party.

ON May 9, 2017, Moon Jae-in became South Korea's new president and filled the political vacuum created by the impeachment of former president Park Geun-hye. She had been a central figure in an unprecedented political scandal involving abuse of power by her close friend Choi Soon-sil.