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South Korea members of parliament enter chamber for vote on impeaching Park
December 9, 2016 / 6:13 AM / 8 months ago

South Korea members of parliament enter chamber for vote on impeaching Park

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The National Assembly is seen through a sculpture installed by protesters bearing a message that reads "Impeachment" ahead of impeachment vote in Seoul, South Korea, December 9, 2016.Kim Hong-Ji

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean members of parliament entered the main chamber on Friday for a scheduled vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal that fuelled massive calls for her to step down.

The motion, backed by opposition parties, needs at least 28 members from Park's Saenuri Party for the two-thirds majority needed to pass.

Reporting by Ju-min Park, writing by Jack Kim; Editing by Sam Holmes

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