Thursday, March 09, 2017
"SEOUL – South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been impeached, with the Constitutional Court Friday upholding a parliamentary vote to eject her from office for her role in a corruption and influence-peddling scandal.
Elections for a new president must now be held within 60 days, and polls suggest there will be a change in political direction for South Korea, with the progressive candidate Moon Jae-in holding a strong lead over the conservatives who were once loyal to Park.
The decision was unanimous by the eight judges. “There is no other choice but to decide the verdict,” of impeachment of Park, said Lee Jung-mi, the acting chief justice."
South Korean president impeached from office over corruption scandal - The Washington Post