- Posted 10 Mar 2017 10:22 Updated 11 Mar 2017 00:09
SEOUL: South Korean President Park Geun-hye was fired on Friday (Mar 10) as a court upheld her impeachment over a corruption scandal that has paralysed the nation at a time of mounting tensions in East Asia.
The unanimous decision brought to a climax months of political turmoil that saw millions of people take to the streets in weekly protests, and triggers a new presidential election to be held within 60 days.
That will offer South Korea a chance to draw a line under the scandal, which has occupied its attention for months, even as the North has unleashed new missile launches and threats that have raised international alarm. Continue reading “South Korean court confirms impeachment of President Park”