Choi Soon-sil

South Korean President Park Geun-hye Skips Her Impeachment Proceeding

Although South Korea’s embattled President Park Geun-hye once made a show of asking the national legislature to decide her fate, offering to leave office at whatever moment they decided, she became much less enthusiastic about the idea after they voted to impeach her.

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South Korea: One Million Protest as Park Submits to Prosecution over Crony Scandal

An estimated million South Koreans took to the streets over the weekend demanding their president, Park Geun-hye, step down over allegedly sharing classified information with a friend. The scandal, erupting in late October, has damaged Park’s economic proposals and threatens to herald in an opposition government that may undo her work in office.

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - NOVEMBER 12: Thousands of South Koreans take to the streets in the city center to demand President Park Geun-Hye to step down on November 12, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. Approximately tens of thousands of people joined the anti-government protest Saturday amid rising public frustration for …

South Korea: President Denies Palace Exorcisms in Second Apology

South Korean President Park Geun-hye asked her nation’s forgiveness in a second apology address Friday over sharing classified information with a longtime friend with ties to a mysterious cult, and she denied accusations of allowing exorcisms to occur in the presidential palace.

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‘Korean Rasputin’ Mystery Engulfs South Korea as President Admits Ties to Cult

South Korean President Park Geun-hye is reeling from the revelation that she had consulted a longtime friend, Choi Soon-sil, for help drafting speeches and allowed her to see classified government information despite her lack of security clearance and ties to a man U.S. officials have referred to as a “Korean Rasputin.”

Protesters wear Park Geun Hye Mask with performance during an anti-President protest in Seoul, South Korea, on 27 October 2016. An influence-peddling scandal engulfing President Park Geun-hye has put the spotlight on the most powerful office in South Korea, rekindling interest in potential presidential candidates for next Decembers election. Park, …