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Kim Young Sam,

1927–2015, South Korean political leader, b. Gyeongsang prov. He was first elected to the National Assembly in 1954 and served nine terms. A long-time political dissident and opponent of military rule, he was banned from politics from 1980 to 1985 and was twice subjected to house arrest. Kim was an unsuccessful presidential candidate in 1987, but after three decades in opposition he shrewdly merged his party with the ruling party in 1990 to form the Democratic Liberal party. In 1993 he became the first nonmilitary president in more than 30 years, and initiated political and economic reforms, but in 1998, amid corruption scandals and public loss of confidence, he was succeeded by his rival Kim Dae JungKim Dae Jung
, 1924–2009, president (1998–2003) of South Korea. A native of South Jeolla prov., Kim was a long-time campaigner for increased democracy and a writer on international issues.
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beaucoup moins que] C'est avec une profonde affliction que je me recueille, au nom du president de la Republique, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, et du gouvernement et peuple algeriens, a la memoire du defunt Kim Young-Sam [beaucoup plus grand que], a ecrit le president de l'APN dans son message.
KUWAIT, Nov 22 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir sent here on Sunday a cable of condolences to the President of South Korea Park Geun-hye, expressing his deepest sorrow and grief over the death of late former President of South Korea Kim Young-sam, praying to Almighty Allah to bestow his mercy on the deceased, and to inspire the Korean people and the family of the deceased patience and fortitude.
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