South Korean lawmakers on Friday passed an impeachment motion against President

President Park was stripped off her sweeping executive powers over a corruption scandal that paralysed her administration and triggered massive street protests.

The National Assembly motion -- passed by 234 votes to 56 -- transfers Park's authority to the prime minister, pending a decision by the Constitutional Court on whether to ratify the decision and permanently remove the president from office.

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, the South Korea’s parliament introduced a bill to impeach President Park, hence, setting the stage for a historic vote to oust the embattled leader engulfed in an influence-peddling scandal.