Friday, March 10, 2017

Two Dead as South Korea's Top Court Formally Removes President Park Geun-hye from Office

There have been ugly scenes in South Korea’s capital Seoul after the country’s highest court formally removed President Park Geun-hye from office.

Two of the ousted leader’s supporters were killed on Friday after the ruling sparked violent clashes.

The judgement, which brings an abrupt end to Park’s four years in office, means she is the first South Korean leader to be stripped of presidential powers since the country became a democracy in the late 1980s.

A new leader must now be elected within 60 days.

Earlier, the country’s acting president called on his administration to heal the deep divisions inside South Korea. 

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Source: euronews. 

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