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New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD) elected Rep. Moon Jae-in as its new chairman Sunday, hoping that he will bring change to the embattled main opposition party and steer it to victory in next year's general elections. However, the election of Moon, a former aide to the late liberal President Roh Moo-hyun, is likely to raise tension with the conservative government of President Park Geun-hye and her ruling Saenuri Party further. Moon, 62, who served as Roh's presidential chief of staff from March 2007 to February 2008, garnered 45.3 percent of the votes during the NPAD's national convention at the Olympic Gymnasium in southern Seoul.
Korean Program analyses the implications of the resutls with Korean political commentator Jung-sik Suh.