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Korea's parliament votes to impeach President Park Geun-Hye + citizens react

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On December 9, South Korea's parliament voted to impeach President Park Geun-Hye over her corruption scandal with Choi Soon-Sil. The South Korea's National Assembly voted 234 to impeach, 56 not to impeach, and 6 abstentions.


South Korea's Constitutional Court will now decide Park's fate as the nine judges will review the case and decide if the President will be impeached or not. This deliberation process with the Constitutional Court may take up to 180 days but the country's reaction to the news is already strong on both sides. 


These are the protestors reacting immediately after the vote result was announced: 



Even high school students watched the result being announced live while still in school; the impeachment was declared, the students celebrated, pouring out to the hallways. 



Netizens also reacted to the news as it made headlines everywhere online. One commented, "She became President thanks to her dad, and she betrayed our trust, so we took the power out of her hands and we will punish her that will go down in history. All liars of present and future, remember this moment." Another netizen commented, "This is the beginning. Fight until she is out of the office!" One person said, "Her father was a dictator, and she is mentally disabled." One person celebrated by saying, "The People have won! Justice has won!" 




Park delivered a message of apology, which aired on national TV, following the voice; she said that she had caused a "big national chaos" -- referring to the corruption scandal that is still under investigation. 


Prime Minister Hwan Kyo Ahn will take over Presidential responsibilities until the Constitutional Court makes a deliberation. 


This is the second time a President has been voted to be impeached in Korea since the country operated in a democratic government with Roh Moo Hyun being the first in 2004. This presidential scandal also gathered the largest number of protestors -- over 2 million --  in one location in Korean history. 





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    KrystaL_JunG_24 Sunday, December 11, 2016

    YJS for president XD

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    KpopRox94 Sunday, December 11, 2016

    asd

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    KpopRox94 Sunday, December 11, 2016

    It says it will take at least 180days,so she will continue to be the president for half a year? She only has 1year plus to go anyway lol,so it only cuts half of her term of service I guess?

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    hyukki Saturday, December 10, 2016

    These people still demonstrating after the impeachment MUST be jailed. They are ignoring the constitution, which says that the highest court must now rule. Send them to jail or shoot them for disturbance

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    YoUrAvErAgEVIP Saturday, December 10, 2016

    Super proud of Korea!!! <3<3<3

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    meloznet Saturday, December 10, 2016

    hello, For some reason i can't see the whole article. Can someone summarise the "former president" scandal?

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    Funky_Angel Saturday, December 10, 2016

    Feels so refreshing!

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    genesis222 Saturday, December 10, 2016

    I prefer male over female any day! I love dudes!

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    genesis222 Saturday, December 10, 2016

    every single one of you voted hillary.. don't lie. tell the truth. I want to see the % of women votes i think its close to 100% hilary. I know some men voted hilary because we can pacify our emotions and deal with whats at hand.. do whats best for our family not just clueless voting for same gendre. men are really fit to rule 100% alexander the great ! , napoleon, george washington, fdr, idi amin dada ! ,  everyoone made a mark yay go male power! soon we are just male on male , forget you we dont need you. we msut male on male to destroy weak gendre

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    genesis222 Saturday, December 10, 2016

    yeah go to bed.. little pumpkins. when you wake up trump will be president elect , everyday of your life will be a man leading all rightfully so. Look at the messy things you do when youre givign reigns , a little power and already corrupt. I think men can resist corruption more, we are the jungle gorilla smash things thats problematic. We dont circle around it and overthink or overwhelmed with emotion. I hope women learn their lesson and stop running for office.

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    genesis222 Saturday, December 10, 2016

    She tried to be emelda but failed... there is only one emelda and she was married to a great leader, a man. While he worked she collected shoes. Typical !

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