SKorea’s main opposition moves toward Park impeachment


SEOUL: The impeachment of South Korea’s embattled President Park Guen-Hye in a snowballing corruption case inched closer on Monday when the main opposition party said it was examining its options. The move comes the day after prosecutors named Park a criminal suspect in a major influence-peddling case, tightening the noose on an already hugely unpopular leader. “We will immediately review the timing and methods of impeachment and set up a subcommittee to review a push for impeachment,” said Choo Mi-Ae, head of the opposition liberal Democratic Party. Two smaller opposition parties have already said they will seek to remove her. Lawmakers have been under growing public pressure to oust Park, with weekly mass protests drawing hundreds of thousands of protestors across the country. But with impeachment proceedings likely to drag on for months, the Democratic Party has been reluctant to move because of fears of a backlash from conservative voters.


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