So from the economy to North Korea to political affairs, what impact did President Lee's administration made on Korea?
We're now joined by Dr. Kim Byoung-joo, Head of KL&P Consulting a long-time commentator here at Arirang TV.
Great to be here.
Although the president said that he would leave the evaluation of his five-year term to history, how would you assess President Lee's overall performance?
According to statistics, some 58% of Koreans say they were extremely disappointed with how the country was run under Lee-- MBnomics, the four-rivers restoration project,
What forms the basis of his detractors' sentiments?
During President Lee's term, North Korea made some very provocative moves planned and unplanned including a nuclear test, two rocket launches and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's death. Lee had a hardline at a time when more people thought we should stop appeasing Pyongyang. Was this the right policy for the time?
Let's talk about some of Pres. Lee's accomplishments.
He was the utlimate dealmaker and main salesman for Korea. He got the G20 to Seoul. Finalized the Korea-U.S. FTA and Korea-E.U. FTA. He brought global respect to Korea. What stands out the most for you?
What can President-elect Park Geun-hye learn from her predecessor? And how will her leadership style change how Korea is seen around the world?
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