S.Korean Parliament Votes on Impeachment, Vote Count Underway

© AFP 2022 / Ed JONES Protesters gather outside the National Assembly to demand the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, in Seoul on December 9, 2016
Protesters gather outside the National Assembly to demand the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, in Seoul on December 9, 2016 - Sputnik International
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The South Korean parliament has completed the vote on the issue of impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, the votes are being counted at present.

TOKYO (Sputnik) – Local television channels are broadcasting the vote live.

Protesters attend a rally demanding the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye in front of the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, December 9, 2016. The sign reads Impeach Park Geun-hye. - Sputnik International
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Political scandal around the president broke out in late October when media reported that Park allowed Choi Soon-sil, her friend and "shadow adviser," who held no official post, to edit her speeches thus letting her influence the country's policy. Moreover, Choi was suspected of pressuring South Korean big corporations and extorting money from them for her non-commercial funds.

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