South Korea Impeachment of President Park Is Latest Hit to Global Political Order

S. Korean President Park Pledges To Work For Strong Sanctions On N. Korea

From The Wall Street Journal:

The impeachment of South Korea’s president heralds the prospect of a new government for one of the U.S.’s closest allies with a more skeptical stance toward Washington, free trade and big business.

A resounding decision by South Korea’s National Assembly to impeach President Park Geun-hye, by a 234-56 vote, is a fresh earthquake to hit the global political order following populist referendum victories in the U.K. and Italy, and Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president.

Ms. Park’s immediate removal from power on Friday marks a turning point after South Korea’s biggest political crisis in years brought millions of demonstrators onto the streets in protest against her. Demonstrators massed outside the National Assembly building as the vote took place on Friday and celebrated its passage.”


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