South Korea’s New President, DPRK’s Military Deterrence, Fall of the US Dollar, and Trump’s Hegemonic Hubris
9th of May Mun Jae-Ying, representative of the Democratic Party was elected as a new President of the Republic of Korea. He was the leader of the electoral race since the impeachment of the previous president Pak Kun Hyu in March 2017. South Korea is a presidential republic, in which the president is simultaneously the head of state, head of government, supreme commander-in-chief. There is a post of prime minister, but the prime minister is also appointed by the president.
The United States is ready to launch a preemptive strike against the DPRK. This is reported by the American media with reference to sources in the intelligence community. The reason for the strike may be the next nuclear test of North Korea, which is likely to be held this weekend. They will be timed to the so-called "Day of the Sun" - the birthday of the founder of the Kim dynasty - Kim Il Sung - April 15.