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Constitutional court of South Korea approves impeachment of Park Geun-hye
07:47, 10 March 2017
Constitutional court of South Korea approves impeachment of Park Geun-hye

President has been forced out of office; now she might face criminal prosecution under charges with corruption

07:47, 10 March 2017

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South Korean leader Park Geun-hye is impeached, and the snap presidential election will take place during the next 60 days. AFP reported that on Friday morning.  

All eight judges of the Constitutional Court unanimously voted for such decision, which means the official might face criminal prosecution under charges with corruption.

Thus, Park Geun-hye became the first democratically elected president of South Korea, removed from this office.

The political scandal in South Korea broke out in late October 206, when reporters of JTBC channel found a tablet in a trash can in Seoul. The device had secret documents stored on it, dating back to 2012-2014. Among them, there were a lot of drafts of Park Geun-hye’s speeches. The speeches were proofed by Choi Soon-sil, the daughter of a South Korean Shamanistic-Evangelical cult leader. the person whom reporters and political opposition in South Korea put in charge of masterminding governmental policy and decision making during Park's administration.    

Related: Seoul residents rally again, demanding Park Geun-hye resignation

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