South Korean parliament will decide whether to impeach president

Park Geun-Hye is facing the worst crisis of her four-year presidency over allegations that an old friend used her influence to meddle in state affairs and financially benefited from the relationship.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Park's popularity has slumped to 17.5 percent, the lowest since she took office in February 2013.

South Korea’s parliament is preparing to hold a vote on whether to impeach President Park Geun-hye, who has been implicated in a corruption scandal.

Park is accused of colluding with a friend and a former aide to pressure big business owners to pay into two foundations set up to back policy initiatives.

The National Assembly vote on Friday requires a two-thirds majority to oust the embattled leader.

TRT World correspondent U-Jean Jung has more.

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