South Korea Parliament Votes to Impeach Park

b74b3a70-0d76-483f-80ee-6d964f9965b5_cx0_cy5_cw0_w610_r1SEOUL — 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.

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SOURCE: VOA News Online

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