South Korean President Park Geun-Hye
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye expressed their willingness to resign after the corruption scandal and asked the Parliament to “decide her fate”. The opposition believes that in this way she intends to avoid responsibility
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye delivered a speech to the people of the country and declared his willingness to resign after a corruption scandal, Reuters reports.
Earlier, the opposition Democratic party in South Korea announced that it intends to put the question of impeachment, Park Geun-Hye to Parliament. In his speech, the President once again apologized to the people and instructed the Parliament to “decide their destiny”.
“I rely on the Parliament in all that concerns my future, including the reduction of my term,” said Park Geun-Hye. “I will leave her position in accordance with the law as soon as the ruling and opposition parties will formulate a plan that will minimize political unrest and avoid a power vacuum”, she added.
Lawmakers of the opposition Democratic party in South Korea believe that the way the President intends to delay the case and avoid responsibility, according to news Agency “Yonhap”. Representatives of the party intend to insist on the impeachment of the President.
A political scandal erupted in South Korea after once it became known that Park Geun-Hye has admitted to his girlfriend by the name of Choi sung-SIL, which had not held any public office, to tens of texts of presidential speeches.
Park Geun-Hye did not deny that he had consulted with his close in the preparation of speeches, and a public apology. Prosecutors suspect Choi sung SIL that she didn’t just read the texts, but also brought the changes before they were publicly announced, which can be interpreted as participation in the governance of the country. In addition, investigators believe that Choi sung-SIL could use his relationship with President Park Geun-Hye to force large South Korean corporations, including the K-Sports and Lotte Group, to make donations to associated funds. The Park Geun-Hye, the charges in the case can not be present due to the presence of her immunity.
On Saturday, November 26, in Seoul hosted the fifth rally for the resignation of the President, according to Reuters. According to the organizers, the number of protesters reached 1.5 million people, and according to police estimates it was attended by 260 thousand people.
The rating of President Park Geun-Hye, according to the Gallup poll in South Korea, fell to 4%, according to Reuters. If Park Geun-Hye will be brought to justice, or resign, the election of a new President will be held within the next 60 days.
In order for the impeachment took place, need the support of at least two-thirds of the legislators. This means that the opposition will need to convince MPs from ruling party “Senuri” to vote for the bill of impeachment.