On Friday, South Korea’s Constitutional Court unanimously upheld the legislature’s impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. After months of political uncertainty, Park became the first democratically elected leader in the country to be stripped of her powers, which had been suspended since the legislature’s 234-to-56 impeachment vote in December.
The scandal that brought down Park also led to the demise of the ruling party, engulfed officials and business leaders alike, and has preoccupied South Koreans for months.
The ruling was eagerly awaited. But it’s a beginning more than an end. Here are five things you should know for the road ahead.
1) The ruling was unanimous and unambiguous.… Seguir leyendo »