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South Korea election

South Korean president-elect Yoon seeks to bury hatchet with Park

Yoon's relationship with former leader he helped to indict is tinged with 'han'

South Korea's President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol shakes hands with former President Park Geun-hye at her house in Daegu on April 12.   © Yonhap/Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol played a key role in indicting the country's previous conservative president, Park Geun-hye, five years ago. This week he sought to bury the hatchet by paying the pardoned ex-leader a visit.

"The past is the past. I told her my regret and said I was sorry, as that feeling has stayed with me," Yoon told reporters after spending 50 minutes at Park's home in the conservative stronghold in the southern city of Daegu. "We talked about how the president is doing and if there's anything she is not comfortable with."

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