South Korean lawmakers introduce motion to impeach President Park Geun-hye


From The Los Angeles Times:

Two months ago, South Korean President Park Geun-hye offered a rare public apology about what was then just a brewing scandal — one that has since mushroomed into a political crisis, prompting millions to participate in historic street protests in recent weeks. 

Now Park, the daughter of an assassinated former military dictator, might have only one day left in office.

In response to an influence-peddling scandal that has roiled the political scene here, the country’s National Assembly on Thursday introduced an impeachment motion that could remove her from office as early as Friday.

If impeached, Park, who has offered two subsequent apologies, would be forced from office temporarily as a constitutional court weighs her case and decides whether permanent removal is warranted. The nation’s prime minister, a lawyer and political independent, is expected to take over during that process, which could take as long as six months.”


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