South Korea parliament begins historic vote to impeach Park
By Ju-min Park and Kim Daewoung SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean lawmakers began voting on Friday on whether to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence peddling scandal, setting the stage for her to become the country's first elected leader to be pushed out of office in disgrace. Parliament was 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. 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.
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) ? South Korean lawmakers began an impeachment vote Friday against President Park Geun-hye. Success is widely expected amid a corruption scandal that has left her isolated and loathed.
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