| Park Geun-hye |
(puppet leader, deep state operative?)
Daegu, South Korea
|Alma mater||Sogang University|
In 2016, it emerged that Park Geun-hye, President of South Korea since 2013, has been sharing classified documents with Choi Soon-sil, whose father Choi Tae-min was a cult-leading, pseudo-religious figure. This lead to suggestions that she was a puppet leader. A November 2016 poll found her popularity was below 4%. In spite of millions of Koreans protesting against her leadership, she resigned only after months of demonstrations. She was arrested in March 2017.
WhoWhatWhy reports that "Park benefited from the Korean National Intelligence Service’s unlawful rigging of the election in her favor. It hired trolls to set up numerous fake Twitter accounts to create the illusion of widespread public support for Park."
WhoWhatWhy suggests that "The Chosun Papers (the country’s largest daily), had likely been aware of critical components of the scandal all along, and simply kept quiet. Critics perceived this as a deliberate attempt by the media to execute its own master plan for puppeteering Park."