South Korea’s Constitutional Court Rules to Formally End Impeached President Park Geun-hye’s Rule

South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye smiles as she attends the ASEAN plus South Korea meeting during ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos September 7, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

South Korea’s Constitutional Court upheld the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye on Friday, removing her from office over a graft scandal involving big business that has gripped the country for months.

Park becomes South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office. A presidential election will be held in 60 days, according to the constitution.

(Reporting by Joyce Lee and Cynthia Kim; Editing by Robert Birsel)

Source: Reuters