South Korean President Park Impeached by Parliament

World | December 9, 2016, Friday // 10:02|  views

Lawmakers in South Korea voted overwhelmingly to impeach President Park Geun-hye, Yonhap News Agency reports.

Park's impeachment was passed by a majority of 234, out of 300 lawmakers.

Through the vote, the President is suspended form office. The Counstitutional Court will have 180 days to review the legitimacy of the motion.

The move comes after weeks of protest against her over her alleged links to a corruption scandal.

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