‘The Constitutional Court of South Korea on Friday upheld the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye over her involvement in a high-profile graft scandal that led to the country being gripped with protests.
The court’s verdict was broadcast live on national channel YTN, with all eight judges voting to impeach Park.
“We remove Park Geun-hye from office,” Lee Jung-mi, acting president of the court, has announced. “Her actions betrayed the people’s confidence. They are a grave violation of law which cannot be tolerated.”
An early presidential election is now to be held within 60 days, in accordance with the South Korean constitution.’