South Korea members of parliament enter chamber for vote on impeaching ParkSEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean members of parliament entered the main chamber on Friday for a scheduled vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal that fueled massive calls for her to step down. The motion, backed by opposition parties, needs at least 28 members from Park's Saenuri Party for the two-thirds majority needed to pass. (Reporting by Ju-min Park, writing by Jack Kim; Editing by Sam Holmes)
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South Korea's President Park faces historic impeachment vote
By Ju-min Park and Kim Daewoung SEOUL (Reuters) - President Park Geun-hye faces an impeachment vote in parliament on Friday over an influence peddling scandal that could lead to her becoming South Korea's first democratically elected leader to be removed from office in disgrace. There have been mass rallies every Saturday for the past six weeks calling for Park to quit, and opinion polls show overwhelming public support for her impeachment. Parliament is expected to vote in favor of impeachment, with support from some members of Park's conservative Saenuri Party, according to opposition parties but the Constitutional Court must decide whether to uphold the motion, a process that could take up to 180 days.