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South Korean ruling party splits over impeached President Park Geun-hye

Dozens of South Korean lawmakers have left the country's conservative ruling party over a corruption scandal surrounding impeached President Park Geun-hye in a move that could shape the presidential elections that might take place in just months.


South Korean ruling party splits over impeached President Park Geun-hye

Seoul: Dozens of South Korean lawmakers have left the country's conservative ruling party over a corruption scandal surrounding impeached President Park Geun-hye in a move that could shape the presidential elections that might take place in just months.

The 29 anti-Park lawmakers who left the Saenuri Party on Tuesday planned to create a new conservative party that will likely try to lure outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as its presidential candidate.

Ban is seen as the best hope for conservatives to win back the Blue House after Park's collapse complicated politics for her party.

South Korean lawmakers on December 9 voted to impeach Park over allegations that she colluded with a longtime confidante to extort money and favors from companies and allow the friend to manipulate state affairs.

From Zee News

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