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President Park Named World’s 46th Most Powerful

South Korean President Park Geun-hye was named the 46th most powerful person in the world by Forbes magazine on Wednesday, three notches ahead of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and 17 notches ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Russian President Vladimir Putin topped the list of the 72 most powerful people in the world, followed by U.S. President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to the Forbes website.

Putin was the most powerful person for the second straight year.

Among women, Park was the fifth most powerful after Merkel (in fifth place), U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen (in sixth place), Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (in 31st place), and Christine Lagarde (in 33rd place), managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

Source: Busan eFM News


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