Thursday, March 9, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: South Korean President Park Geun-hye Has Been Impeached

Park Geun-hye’s presidential powers were frozen in December last year. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

Reuters: South Korea's Constitutional Court upholds President Park's impeachment

South Korea's Constitutional Court upheld the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye on Friday, removing her from office over a graft scandal involving big business that has gripped the country for months.

Park becomes South Korea's first democratically elected leader to be forced from office. A presidential election will be held in 60 days, according to the constitution.

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Update #1: South Korea's Park Ousted From Presidency, Triggering Vote (Bloomberg)
Update #2: South Korean president Park Geun-hye forced from office by constitutional court (The Guardian

WNU Editor: The court was unanimous in its decision. An election must now be held within 60 days. I will be updating this story later tonight.

1 comment:

RussInSoCal said...

2 pro-Park protesters killed in riots.
[]The celebrations turned ugly, however, with a 72-year-old man and supporter of Ms Park injured and later dying in hospital, according to Yonhap News Agency.

A South Korean hospital said he had suffered head injuries after falling from a police bus.

South Korean police said that a second person had also died while protesting against Ms Park's removal.