Tamil Diplomat

Park Geun-hye: Court ousts South Korea’s scandal-hit president

South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye has become the country’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office.

Judges unanimously upheld Parliament’s decision to impeach her over her role in a corruption scandal involving close friend Choi Soon-sil. Ms Park’s dismissal from office means South Korea must now elect a new president by early May.

She also loses her presidential immunity and can be prosecuted. Ms Park has been suspended from presidential duties since December, with the country’s prime minister taking over her responsibilities(BBC,2017).