Parliament votes to impeach Park: 234 for, 56 against

By 박세환
  • Published : Dec 9, 2016 - 16:11
  • Updated : Dec 9, 2016 - 16:35

South Korea’s parliament voted to impeach President Park Geun-hye on Friday, in a culmination of weekslong political turmoil over an allegation that Park’s friend Choi Soon-sil manipulated power from behind the scenes. 

The parliamentary impeachment bill was passed 234-56.

It is now up to the nine judges of the Constitutional Court to decide whether Park should be removed from office.  

Civil servants of Seoul watch the live news on Park's impeachment. (Yonhap)

The conservative leader will be suspended from office immediately upon the delivery of the parliamentary resolution later in the afternoon.

South Koreans have been protesting nationwide in massive numbers demanding her immediate removal from office.