[South Korea]–In a quick move to replace the impeached president, Park Geun-hye, South Korea will now elect a new president on May 6.
Prime Minister and Acting President, Hwang Kyo-ahn, who has been holding the latter position since December when Park’s corruption scandal reached a peak and was impeached, has said that he will not be contesting the elections.
After allegations of conspiring with a confidante to extort money from businesses and get involved in shady dealings behind the scenes, Park lost her diplomatic immunity and is expected to stand before a jury to possibly face trial.
However, prosecutors have said that they told Park’s lawyer they would summon her next Tuesday as a suspect and nothing else.
Park could face many other charges including extortion, bribery and other criminal charges.
She has denied all allegations and claimed she has been guilty of no wrongdoing.
“Although it will take time, I believe the truth will certainly come out,” Park said after leaving the presidential Blue House on Sunday.
The statement came as a disturbing backdrop to the deepening reality of the polarization of the citizenry over the case. in fact, three people have died and dozens injured in violent clashes between Park’s supporters and police after Friday’s ruling.Please Follow Us @ThePageNg