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S Korea's Park agrees to resign or be impeached

Tuesday, December 06, 2016 - 01:20

The heads of South Korea's biggest corporate groups have started appearing at the country's National Assembly for an unprecedented hearing into the political scandal that appears poised to bring down President Park Geun-hye. Ryan Brooks reports

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South Korea's disgraced president WILL accept the result of an impeachment vote if it goes against her later this week... That's the word her ruling party on Tuesday... But there's still a big question mark over when she'd actually leave office. Investigators have named Park as an accomplice in a scheme to squeeze Korean companies for millions of dollars. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS CORRESPONDENT, TONY MUNROE, SAYING: "What President Park said today indicates that this crisis could go on for some time. Parliament is set to hold a vote on impeachment on Friday, but even if it does vote to impeach her, the decision would need to be upheld by the constitutional court. Now that could take several months." Adding to the drama on Tuesday Nine heads of South Korea's biggest companies marched into parliament for a grilling on the presidential scandal- Their firms suspected of received favours in exchange for money. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS CORRESPONDENT, TONY MUNROE, SAYING: "It was quite a scene today to see chaebol leaders such as JY Lee and from Samsung and MK Chung from from Hyundai brought into parliament and sort of running through a gauntlet of protestors and journalists." Angry calls for Park to step down have seized the capital Seoul for the past six weekends. Growing momentum against a president who's all but guaranteed to leave office in shame.

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S Korea's Park agrees to resign or be impeached

Tuesday, December 06, 2016 - 01:20