Park Geun-hye

President Park Geun-hye is impeached. The constitutional court upheld the decision of the ruling, making Park the first democratically elected president to be removed by impeachment after a corruption scandal involving Park and her longtime friend Choi Soon-sil.

                

Chief justice Lee Jung-Mi, while delivering the court ruling said Park's action had "seriously impaired the spirit of... democracy and the rule of law," he then added; "President Park Geun-Hye... has been dismissed."

The impeachment has stripped Park of legal shields blocking her prosecution, and this might be an open season on the former president of South Korea.

 


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The corruption scandal that has caused unrest and protest in South Korea has led to the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye. 

The parliamentary motion passed by 234 votes to 56, which is also an indication that her own party members have voted to oust her from her position. Her power has now been transferred to Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn.

               

President Park Geun-Hye political scandal had caused a protest that brought out millions of Koreans, asking for her removal from power. 

The removal now means she is suspended from her position, but the decision will be made final by a nine-constitutional court, which has six months to deliberate.

If the decision is upheld, Ms Park will be dismissed, and will be the first South Korean president to be deposed in the country's democratic era.

 


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The South Korean president Park Geun-hye officially apologized to the citizens in a state television amidst tears. The president have been under fire from it's citizens since the ferry transporting 472 passengers sank without good response from the coast guard.

I apologise to the nation for the pain and suffering that everyone felt, as the president who should have been responsible for the safety and lives of the people.

The accident claimed lives of 286 south koreans, while 18 are still missing. The ferry also had 339 children onboard the ferry. The president also condemned the action of the coast guard and said their actions caused the ferry to lose more lives.

Had there been an immediate and proactive rescue operation after the accident, we would have been able to reduce the casualties.

The coast guard as the time of the report is currently disbanded. 15 other people are meanwhile undergoing investigation for their negligence and not helping the people on board before scampering for safety, included in the investigation is the ferry captain, who was the first to jump out of the ferry before it finally sank is also receiving a lot of criticism nationwide from people who claimed he never tried helping, but decided to save his own life.

It is also known that the cause of the accident is that the ferry was recently remodeled to add capacity, but on the day of the trip was overloaded. A sharp turn caused the overload ferry to capsize.

We wish the dead RIP and the parents the fortitude to bear their loses.

Rita for Doy News

 

 

 


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