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South Korean Court Upholds Impeachment Of Park

South Korea's Constitutional Court upheld the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye Friday, removing her from office after a 92-day leadership crisis and triggering a presidential election in the weeks to come, according to reports.

The ruling made Park the nation's first democratically elected leader to be ousted.

She was impeached by parliament on December 9 on charges of letting a close friend Choi Soon-sil meddle in state affairs, colluding with her to extort money from conglomerates, and neglecting her duties during a 2014 ferry sinking that killed more than 300.

An election to pick her successor must be held within 60 days and many expect it to fall on May 9.

by RTT Staff Writer

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