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.

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

Source: TRTWorld and agencies