World Ch. Schedule : TUE 22:30 KST
* Date : 2016-12-17
Korean lawmakers passed an impeachment bill on President Park Geun-hye on December 9. Nearly 80 percent of the legislative body voted in favor of the motion, prompting politicians to establish fresh priorities while gauging public sentiment. Many members of the public celebrated the passage, but conservative groups expressed their strong opposition in a small weekend rally. We look at some of the scenes from the day of the impeachment vote.
Following the National Assembly's approval of a bill to impeach President Park, all eyes are now on the Constitutional Court, which will determine whether allegations against her can be considered a violation grave enough for impeachment. The court has up to 180 days to deliver its final decision. President Park has been suspended of her powers, and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn has stepped in as acting president. Despite this, there have been concerns about a protracted political vacuum within the country's top leadership. We sit down to discuss the current political situation in Korea and what is likely to ensue.