December 12, 2016 / 5:38 AM / 8 months ago

South Korean court says no date yet for president's impeachment hearing

South Korean President Park Geun-hye speaks during an emergency cabinet meeting at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, December 9, 2016. Yonhap/ via REUTERS

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Constitutional Court said on Monday no date has been set for public hearings in the case to review parliament's impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, who has been caught up in an influence-peddling scandal.

A spokesman said the court's nine judges met earlier on Monday to discuss the case.

The court must decide whether to uphold the impeachment the parliament voted to approve on Friday, a process that could take up to 180 days. If it is upheld, Park would be the first elected leader to be ousted from office.

Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Paul Tait

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