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Opposition parties hand in Park's impeachment motion to parliament

Park Geun-hye on Saturday for her alleged violations of the Constitution, which will be put to a vote at the National Assembly plenary session next week.A total of 171 lawmakers supported the motion, which accounts for every member of the three opposition parties and independents, excludin...

Updated : 2016.12.03 11:18

Parliament passes 2017 budget bill

South Korea's parliament on Saturday approved a 400.5 trillion won (US$341.4 billion) budget bill for next year after the government and parties resolved their differences over a controversial free c...

Updated : 2016.12.03 10:36

Opposition pledges to impeach Park next Friday

 An opposition coalition decided Friday to press ahead with a vote on parliamentary impeachment of President Park Geun-hye on Dec. 9, patching up cracks that erupted after the president’s surprise o...

Updated : 2016.12.02 18:24

[News Focus] Reasons for Park to shun impeachment

The ruling Saenuri Party’s stance concerning embattled President Park Geun-hye is that she should voluntarily step down by late April, claiming that a “peaceful” transfer of power is the better alt...

Updated : 2016.12.02 17:02

What does Park impeachment bill say?

President Park Geun-hye (Yonhap) The presidential impeachment bill, finalized by opposition parties for a plenary vote next Friday, listed several charges against President Park Geun-hye. Should the m...

Updated : 2016.12.02 17:00

Saenui dissenters demand Park unveil timeline for resignation

A group of South Korean ruling party lawmakers holding the balance of power in the stalled impeachment bid against President Park Geun-hye on Friday demanded she announce when she will resign by next Wednesday or face a parliamentary impeachment vote. The ultimatum was issued during a meet...

Updated : 2016.12.02 11:55

Park to hold talks with ruling Saenuri Party lawmakers, stave off impeachment

President Park Geun-hye is seeking to hold talks with ruling party lawmakers from as early as this weekend, a source at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Friday, as the embattled leader moves to block impeachment talks and pave the way for her voluntary departure from office.The m...

Updated : 2016.12.02 11:54

Parties, gov't reach last-minute agreement on budget

South Korea's government and political parties resolved their differences on a controversial free child care program, clearing a key hurdle for the passage of next year's budget plan Friday. Earlier in the day, the National Assembly delayed the plenary session to deal with the 400 trillion...

Updated : 2016.12.02 11:52

Opposition parties to vote on Park's impeachment on Dec. 9

South Korea's three opposition parties agreed to propose the impeachment motion for President Park Geun-hye on Friday, adding the vote will take place on Dec. 9 even if the presidential office announces a plan outlining the chief executive's early resignation.Park has been facing the bigge...

Updated : 2016.12.02 11:48

Park's approval rating remains at record low

President Park Geun-hye's approval rating remained at record-low 4 percent this week, data showed Friday, In a survey by Gallup Korea, only 4 percent of the respondents supported Park, unchanged from a week earlier, while 91 percent disapproved her, down 2 percentage points.The survey was ...

Updated : 2016.12.02 11:46

People’s Party seeks to pass impeachment motion Monday

The third-biggest People’s Party urged the National Assembly to propose an impeachment motion against President Park Geun-hye on Thursday, suggesting that the motion should be put to a vote no later ...

Updated : 2016.12.01 20:27

UN chief unlikely to join ruling Saenuri Party

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is unlikely to join the ruling Saenuri Party after he returns to South Korea in mid-January, local media reported Thursday based on a purported dialogue between Ban’s...

Updated : 2016.12.01 17:17

No impeachment vote Friday

The opposition coalition Thursday failed to submit a motion to impeach President Park Geun-hye, which effectively killed chances of the impeachment ballot taking place at the parliament’s plenary ses...

Updated : 2016.12.01 17:17

April emerges as Park’s departure time

Following President Park Geun-hye’s ambiguous offer to cut her term short, a timetable has emerged from political circles: Park should resign in April and an election for the new president should tak...

Updated : 2016.12.01 17:17

Scandal paralyzes government

While political tension heightened over how and when President Park Geun-hye will leave office, the nation’s politics sunk into a stalemate, delaying most of its key decisions and actions until the f...

Updated : 2016.12.01 17:16