Friday, March 10, 2017

South Korea Courts Have Impeached President Park Geun-hye (Updated)

New York Times: South Korea Courts have Imp President Park Geun-hye

SEOUL, South Korea — A South Korean court ousted the president on Friday, a first in the nation’s history, rattling the delicate balance of relationships across Asia at a particularly tense time.

Her removal capped months of turmoil, as hundreds of thousands of South Koreans took to the streets, week after week, to protest a sprawling corruption scandal that shook the top echelons of business and government.

Park Geun-hye, the nation’s first female president and the daughter of the Cold War military dictator Park Chung-hee, had been an icon of the conservative establishment that joined Washington in pressing for a hard line against North Korea’s nuclear provocations.

Now, her downfall is expected to shift South Korean politics to the opposition, whose leaders want more engagement with North Korea and are wary of a major confrontation in the region. They say they will re-examine the country’s joint strategy on North Korea with the United States and defuse tensions with China, which has sounded alarms about the growing American military footprint in Asia.

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More News On The Impeachment Of South Korean President Park Geun-hye

South Korea's president formally ousted by court -- AP
South Korea court removes President Park from office over scandal -- Reuters
South Korean president sacked by top court -- AFP
South Korean president impeached from office over corruption scandal -- Washington Post
Park Geun-hye: Court ousts South Korea's scandal-hit president -- BBC
South Korea constitutional court rules President Park Geun-hye must leave office -- DW
South Korea president Park Geun-hye impeached, could face criminal proceedings -- ABC News Online
South Korea upholds impeachment of President Park Geun-hye -- USA Today
South Korean Judges Uphold President Park Geun-hye's Impeachment -- NPR
South Korea’s President Removed From Power After Impeachment -- NBC
South Korea President Ousted From Office in Unprecedented Ruling -- Bloomberg
South Korean president Park Geun-hye forced from office by constitutional court -- The Guardian
Park Geun-hye fired as court upholds impeachment -- Al Jazeera
S. Korea's longtime 'princess' dethroned in disgrace -- AFP
South Korea's Leadership Crisis: A Timeline (Video) -- Bloomberg
Timeline: South Korea's impeached President Park Geun-hye -- Reuters
How South Korea’s president fell: a day-by-day look -- AP

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