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.