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South Korean parliament votes to impeach President

09 Dec 2016

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Seoul, Dec 9: The South Korean parliament on Friday voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye over corruption scandal, according to media reports.

The vote against Park, South Korea's first female President, came after a series of damaging disclosures about corruption, media reported.

 
The disclosures had resulted in wide-scale street protests, the country's largest according to some media reports.
 
 At the heart of the crisis is the relationship between Park and her close confidante, Choi Soon-sil, who stands accused of using her connections to gain influence and financial benefits, reported the BBC.
 
Even though Park is now suspended from her position, a nine-judge constitutional court, which gets six months to deliberate, will have to give the final approval.
 
Park is the daughter of military dictator Park Chung-hee, who had seized power to become president. He was later assassinated, as was her mother and Park herself has survived a knife attack, the BBC posted.
 
Image: AIRNews Twitter
South Korean parliament votes to impeach President
 
 
Seoul, Dec 9 (IBNS):  The South Korean parliament on Friday voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye over corruption scandal, according to media reports.
 
The vote against Park, South Korea's first female President, came after a series of damaging disclosures about corruption, media reported.
 
The disclosures had resulted in wide-scale street protests, the country's largest according to some media reports.
 
 At the heart of the crisis is the relationship between Park and her close confidante, Choi Soon-sil, who stands accused of using her connections to gain influence and financial benefits, reported the BBC.
 
Even though Park is now suspended from her position, a nine-judge constitutional court, which gets six months to deliberate, will have to give the final approval.
 
Park is the daughter of military dictator Park Chung-hee, who had seized power to become president. He was later assassinated, as was her mother and Park herself has survived a knife attack, the BBC posted.
 
Image: AIRNews Twitter



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