Students respond to South Korean President's impeachment

Students respond to South Korean President's impeachment

Two people have died from their injuries after participating in an outdoor rally on Friday (Mar 10) to protest the South Korean Constitutional Court's decision to dismiss Park Geun Hye as president.

"As much as our position pertaining to national security should remain unwavering regardless of the domestic political situation, we will continue to maintain steady preparedness in close cooperation with our diplomatic and security agencies with regards to North Korea", government officials in Seoul said.

A South Korean presidential election to choose a successor to ousted leader Park Geun-hye will be free and fair and held by May 9 at the latest, the election commission chairman said on Saturday.

A snap presidential election will be held within 60 days.

"Park Geun-hye is an ignorant and uncouth dictator who squandered the taxpayer's precious money for her own complacency and pleasure", the piece read.

Aidan George Foster-Carter, Korea expert and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Leeds University argues that the South Korean public "is not very divided".

Both Kim and Choi expressed concern that a potential future left-wing government may reverse the decision to deploy the US-built Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), a defensive missile system.

More news: 'Fearless Girl': New statue stares down Wall Street's bull

April 16, 2014: The sinking of the Sewol ferry with the death of 304 people, a lot of them school children. Liberal Moon Jae-in, who lost to Park in the 2012 election, now enjoys a comfortable lead in opinion polls.

Reading the decision, acting Chief Justice Lee Jung-mi said: "The negative effects of the president's actions and their repercussions are grave, and the benefits to defending the Constitution by removing her from office are overwhelmingly large".

Millions demonstrated every weekend on the streets calling for her to step down.

Dozens of protesters and police officers were also wounded in the scuffles. As to what impact will the impeachment have on relations between Washington and Seoul, Goa said:"More recently the USA is very aggressive in terms of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea despite widespread opposition in South Korea". Park has not made a public statement on her removal. She has also been accused of allowing Choi to secretly meddle in state affairs, including economic policy and Seoul's relations with the North Korean regime in Pyongyang.

Besides a possible criminal trial for Ms Park, there is also the ongoing prosecution of Ms Choi.

His father was a menial worker at a prisoner-of-war camp in Geoje while his mother peddled eggs in the nearby port city of Busan, with the baby Moon strapped to her back, the politician wrote in his autobiography.

For months Ms Park has refused to make herself available for questioning by prosecutors.

Related Articles

  • Google takes on Slack by splitting Hangouts in half

    Google takes on Slack by splitting Hangouts in half

    It supports up to 30 participants at a time, with everyone joining through a shared link without the need to log in to an account. All of this is part of the company's push to make its G Suite productivity suite more appealing to businesses large and small.
    Game of Thrones Season 7 won't air until July

    Game of Thrones Season 7 won't air until July

    But it didn't come easy as an attempt to reveal the date in a Facebook Live video encountered multiple glitches. The new season will be seven episodes instead of the usual 10. "We're definitely heading into the endgame now".
    Dusseldorf train station axe attack injures at least five, man arrested

    Dusseldorf train station axe attack injures at least five, man arrested

    Heavily-armed special police forces swooped in on the station, located in the center of Germany's ninth-largest city. The outlet quoted a transit agent describing the scene after a man leaped out of a vehicle and went on the attack.
  • Remy Ma Before and After Plastic Surgery: Watch Her Transform Over Time!

    Remy Ma Before and After Plastic Surgery: Watch Her Transform Over Time!

    Listen to the tringle (thanks, Jojo ) below. 'The greats took 3 months to respond to diss records. "Lol my babies, you're gonna get your complete life", she promised.
    Pope Francis Wants to Consider Ordaining Married Men as Priests

    Pope Francis Wants to Consider Ordaining Married Men as Priests

    In the interview, Francis also confirmed Colombia was on his travel itinerary for 2017, as well as India and Bangladesh. Celibacy comprehends continence as a gift for God, allowing priests to be closer to Christ with their hearts undivided.
    Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) Chalking Up Volume in Session

    Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) Chalking Up Volume in Session

    Wealthfront Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Marathon Oil during the second quarter worth approximately $258,000. For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown 2.3%, while the company's earnings per share has grown -25.3%.
  • Everything you need to know ahead of England v Scotland

    Everything you need to know ahead of England v Scotland

    Cotter has made one change to his starting line-up with Hamish Watson taking the place of the injured John Hardie in the back row. Joe Marler will win his 50th cap for his country this weekend when he leads the team out against Scotland .
    13 new Bay Area nonstop flights

    13 new Bay Area nonstop flights

    The new Alaska Airlines routes will run between San Francisco and Albuquerque, New Mexico; Kansas City, Missouri; and Mexico City. Virgin's network operated as a point-to-point system built around the San Francisco and Los Angeles metro areas.
    Hilton Named to 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® List

    Hilton Named to 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® List

    Data for the rankings is compiled through anonymous employee surveys as well as other information gleaned from companies. The selection process includes an employee survey and an in-depth questionnaire about company practices and programs.
  • Six Nations 2017: Ireland ready for Cardiff noise - Best

    Six Nations 2017: Ireland ready for Cardiff noise - Best

    He had barely made it to the dressing room when Wales took the lead with North's second try of the championship. Conor Murray soldiered on after extended physio treatment but was clearly impeded by an apparent arm injury.
    India's Chandrayaan-1 lost since 2009 found orbiting moon

    India's Chandrayaan-1 lost since 2009 found orbiting moon

    Through calculations, the Chandrayaan-1 was known to be in an orbit taking it past both poles every two hours and eight minutes. While the latter was an active one, Chandrayaan was a hard bet as the contact with it had been lost for nearly a decade now.
    Here's How Tech Companies Are Responding To The Women's Strike

    Here's How Tech Companies Are Responding To The Women's Strike

    It is also a day to remember that more work - a lot more work - toward achieving gender equality and women's rights remains. The strike is planned and organized by women in more than 50 countries to promote issues facing women who are marginalized.