By Callum Paton
South Korea has been plunged into political turmoil after the impeachment of president Park Geun-hye following her descent into political scandal.
The ruling on 10 March by South Korea’s eight-member constitutional court means criminal proceedings can now be opened against Park over charges of corruption and cronyism. It is the first time an elected leader has been removed from office since the switch to democratic government in the late 1980s.
Source: News Now/International Business Times UK/Reuters