SEOUL — The South Korean National Assembly has voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye.
With 234 of the parliament’s 300 members voting Friday for impeachment, the measure gained more than the two-thirds majority support needed.
The stunning and sudden collapse of Park’s presidency was caused by recent allegations that a multi-million dollar influence peddling scandal was being run out of the Blue House.
After the vote, Chung Se-kyun, the speaker of the National Assembly, urged the government to heal the divisions and political turmoil that has paralyzed it over the scandal.
SOURCE: VOA News Online