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Fri Dec 9, 2016, 03:04 AM

Park Geun-hye: S Korea lawmakers vote to impeach leader

Source: BBC

The National Assembly motion passed by 234 votes to 56, meaning some members of Ms Park's ruling Saenuri party voted to impeach her.

Ms Park's authority now passes to Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn.

She has been embroiled in a political scandal that led thousands of Koreans to take to the streets in recent weeks demanding her removal from power.

At the heart of the crisis is the relationship between Ms Park and her close confidante, Choi Soon-sil, who stands accused of using her connections to gain influence and financial benefits.



Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38259984



Much more at link, this is a developing story.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 03:36 AM

1. National Korean link in English

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/

on edit for vote
While 299 lawmakers joined the anonymous vote, 56 lawmakers voted against the impeachment, while two abstained. Seven votes were considered invalid.

Not sure why they were invalid yet
I am guessing they weren't physically present

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Response to rpannier (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 12:30 PM

3. Thanks

This has been a weird story for a long time. Park's main crime seems to have been choosing her friends very poorly and then being loyal to them for far too long.

I can't wait to see what they replace her with.

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 11:43 AM

2. hmmm

 

Sounds like the S Korean govt assembly has balls.....like to think our house and Senate would do something like this.... pipe dream with the democrats...wave the white flag Schumer

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