Park Geun-hye Opposition parties continue push for president's impeachment

Park is accused of having allowed close friend and confidante Choi Soon Sil to meddle in state affairs.

  • Published:
Protesters hold candles during a huge anti-government rally demanding the resignation of South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye in Seoul play

Protesters hold candles during a huge anti-government rally demanding the resignation of South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye in Seoul

(AFP)
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

South Korean opposition parties on Wednesday agreed to continue their efforts to impeach embattled President Park Geun-hye in spite of her conditional offer to resign, local media reported.

According to media reports, the head of the main opposition Democratic Party, Choo Mi Ae, and the leaders of two smaller opposition parties met and renewed their demand for Park’s unconditional resignation.

The parties agreed to put an impeachment vote to parliament on Friday; however the vote might be pushed back one week.

As a two-thirds majority is required for the impeachment vote to be successful, votes from members of Park’s own Saenuri Party would be required.

Park is accused of having allowed close friend and confidante Choi Soon Sil to meddle in state affairs and of giving her access to official state documents, even though Choi has no official state position.

On Tuesday, Park once again apologised for the scandal and said she would be prepared to resign as president but would let the parliament decide her exact political fate.

Park who has being in power since February 2013, saw her approval rating drop recently to 4 per cent.

Report says her five-year term is set to end in February 2018, with elections in December 2017. 

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.