Park Geun-hye officially been impeached by the Constitutional Court of South Korea (ROK). He was the first elected president who was dismissed after being accused of corruption and collusion scandal.
The Constitutional Court endorsed the pemakzulkan Park after eight judges unanimously supported the decision proposed by the national assembly accused the Park involved in cases of extortion, bribery, abuse of power, and leaking state secrets. Top 10 Similarly, as quoted by The Guardian, Friday (03/10/2017).
The decision of the Constitutional Court is delivered through broadcast television amid tight security in the constitutional court building in Seoul. Following this impeachment, the Park who is the daughter of dictator Park Chung-hee no longer enjoys immunity on criminal charges as executive president.
South Korean law does not allow the Park as a sitting president in the dock. No lawsuit can be filed against him until he was dismissed or her term ends in February 2018.
“The behavior of the president seriously disturb the spirit … of democracy and the rule of law. President Park Geun-hye … have been dismissed,” said Constitutional Court Chairman Lee Jung-mi.
“His actions betrayed the trust of the people. Altogether a grave violation of the law, which can not be tolerated,” he added.
Since December 2016, power Park was frozen and temporarily act as acting president is Hwang Kyo-ahn, who also served as prime minister.
South Korea now has 60 days to elect a new leader and presidential elections expected to take place on May 9, 2017. Amazing Facts about World The strong suspicion that the election will win the liberal group after nearly 10 years of the country controlled by the conservatives under Park and its predecessor, Lee Myung-bak.
Polls show Moon Jae-in, a veteran lawmaker from the opposition Democratic Party was the personification favorite candidate to replace Park.
Moon has called for dialogue with North Korea related to nuclear and ballistic missile programs. His style is different from the Park which tend to be hard against the Pyongyang regime.
Significantly, Moon, a former human rights lawyer has vowed to reconsider plans to deploy a missile defense system the United States following the objections of China.
I did some investigating and discovered that Park is not the first president who was impeached by the National Assembly. Interesting Facts President Roh Moo-hyun in 2004 never feel the same way, but two months later the Constitutional Court announced the alleged violations of the Act and incompetence does not support dismissal.