S. Korea's president rises above tragedy

South Korea's president-elect Park Geun-Hye (L) from the ruling New Frontier Party salutes the national flag during a ceremony to disband her election camp at the party's headquarters in Seoul on December 20, 2012. South Korea elected its first woman president on December 19 with voters handing a slim but historic victory to conservative candidate Park Geun-Hye, daughter of the country's former military ruler.
South Korea's president-elect Park Geun-Hye (L) from the ruling New Frontier Party salutes the national flag during a ceremony to disband her election camp at the party's headquarters in Seoul on December 20, 2012. South Korea elected its first woman president on December 19 with voters handing a slim but historic victory to conservative candidate Park Geun-Hye, daughter of the country's former military ruler.

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Park Geun-hye's road to political stardom has been marked with personal challenges. CNN's Puala Hancocks reports.