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Michael Auslin: South Korea’s Political Crisis Could Become Regional

This is a time of extreme uncertainty on the Korean peninsula, and the next months could see dangerous instability.

Michael Auslin writes: After weeks of massive public protests in downtown Seoul of up to one million people, South Korea’s parliament decisively  534 more words

Mediasphere

South Korean President Park Geun-hye Struggles to Avoid Impeachment

SEOUL (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that she will resign — if parliament arranges the technical details — in her latest attempt to fend off impeachment efforts and massive street protests amid prosecution claims that a corrupt confidante wielded government power from the shadows. 474 more words

Politics

South Korea president offers to resign over corruption scandal — but still insists she did nothing illegal

TOKYO — Embattled South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that she would allow the National Assembly to determine her fate, signalling that she would resign over a corruption and influence-peddling scandal if lawmakers so demanded. 1,057 more words

News

South Korea: President Park Geun-hye says she will resign

She says she is awaiting parliament’s plan for a safe transfer of power

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NOV. 29, 2016, 1:03 A.M. E.S.T.

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that she will resign her office once parliament develops a plan for a safe transfer of power, amid prosecution claims that she colluded with a friend who wielded government power from the shadows. 477 more words

Protests in South Korea: Prosecutors to Question President Park

Seoul prosecutors are set to question South Korean President Park Geun-hye early this week for her role in the political corruption scandal involving an informal adviser. 72 more words

Crime & Corruption

John Robson: Imagine a politician who actually takes the blame and asks for forgiveness. It does happen

Imagine a political leader, having done foolish and harmful things due to bad decisions or bad advisers, inadequate preparations or other reasons, taking full blame in public. 641 more words

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