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South Korea: Impeached Park leaves presidential palace for final time00:42

South Korea: Impeached Park leaves presidential palace for final time

Korea, Republic of, Seoul
March 12, 2017 at 13:44 GMT -00:00 · Published

Impeached South Korean President Park Geun Hye departed South Korea's presidential compound in Seoul for the last time on Sunday and headed for her private residence in the Gangnam district.

Park arrived at her private home to her supporters waving South Korean flags and chanting her name.

Park was impeached by parliament in December 2016 after facing accusations of conspiring to extort tens of millions of dollars from South Korean businesses along with her close friend Choi Soon-sil. She has officially been expelled from office and could face criminal charges for her role in the corruption case.

Park is the first democratically elected South Korean president to be forced from office. An election now must be held within two months to choose her successor.

South Korea: Impeached Park leaves presidential palace for final time00:42
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Impeached South Korean President Park Geun Hye departed South Korea's presidential compound in Seoul for the last time on Sunday and headed for her private residence in the Gangnam district.

Park arrived at her private home to her supporters waving South Korean flags and chanting her name.

Park was impeached by parliament in December 2016 after facing accusations of conspiring to extort tens of millions of dollars from South Korean businesses along with her close friend Choi Soon-sil. She has officially been expelled from office and could face criminal charges for her role in the corruption case.

Park is the first democratically elected South Korean president to be forced from office. An election now must be held within two months to choose her successor.

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