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  Kim Young Sam
Kim merged his party with Roh's, and was elected his successor.
His legacy is mixed: while on the one hand Kim's administration spearheaded the prosecution for treason and corruption of two former South Korean presidents (earning convictions for both), the performance of his own administration was less than stellar.
The economy fared poorly, problems with KIA Motors precipitated the Asian economic crisis, and allegations of bribery and corruption haunted him.
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  Kim Young-sam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kim Young-sam (born December 20, 1927 in Geoje, South Gyeongsang) was the President of the Republic of Korea from February 25, 1993 to February 25, 1998.
Kim graduated from Seoul National University in 1952 with a BA in philosophy, and served in the South Korean armed forces during the Korean War.
Kim also granted amnesty to thousands of political prisoners, and removed the criminal convictions of pro-democracy protesters who had been arrested in Gwangju in the aftermath of the Coup d'├ętat of December Twelfth, 1979.
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 Kim Dae Jung - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However in 1980, Kim was arrested and sentenced to death on charges of sedition and conspiracy in the wake of another coup by Chun Doo-hwan and a popular uprising in Gwangju, his political stronghold.
Kim's return was initially met with a huge backlash, but the situation became favorable for him when the public perceived the incompetency of the incumbent government which let the nation's economy collapse in the Asian financial crisis just weeks before the presidential election.
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