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South Korea Presidential Election to be Held by May 9

  • South Korea to Hold Presidential Election by May 9

    March 11, 2017: As per reports, since leader Park Geun-hye was ousted by the court on Friday, a presidential election in South Korea will be held by May 9 to choose a successor. According to the constitution, an election has to be held within 60 days.

    Park Geun-hye was dismissed over a graft scandal which involved the country's conglomerates.

     

    Court Ousts South Korea President Park Geun-hye

    March 10, 2017: As per reports, South Korea President Park Geun-hye was formally ousted by the court. She is the country’s first democratically elected leader who has been forced from office.

    Parliament’s decision to impeach Park over her involvement in a corruption scandal was upheld by the judges.

    She does not have presidential immunity anymore and may face criminal charges.

    According to police, there were angry scenes outside the court which led to the death of two supporters.

    Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn has called for peace, said the government needs to be stable to avoid internal conflicts.

    An election may be held within 60 days.

    On Friday, reports from park’s office said she will neither leave the Blue House, South Korea's presidential palace, nor make any statement.