South Korean president to be removed from office

By Staff reporter 10 March 2017

South Korea’s Constitutional Court has voted unanimously to remove President Park Geun-hye from office following a sweeping corruption scandal, according to The Korea Herald.

The court said Park had abused her presidential authority to help her long-time friend and confidante Choi Soon-sil to pursue personal gains.

An election will be held within 60 days and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn will take over presidential duties in the interim.

South Korea’s energy policy is unlikely to see a significant shake-up with a new president.

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