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South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan carried out sweeping changes in the leadership of his Democratic Justice Party less than two weeks after a new opposition party loyal to dissidents Kim Dae Jung and Kim Young Sam made surprising gains in parliamentary elections. Roh Tae Woo, a former general with close ties to Chun, was named party chief as 23 of 29 top party posts were changed. Roh, one of Chun’s classmates at the Korean military academy, played a key role in Chun’s rise to power.


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