South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun has been impeached by Parliament by an overwhelming majority vote of 193 - 2, suspending his powers pending a
Constitutional Court ruling.
The impeachment is the culmination of a row between Mr Roh and the opposition-controlled National Assembly. Analysts say the charges against Mr Roh
were relatively minor, and the stand-off has more to do with jockeying for the 15 April general elections.
Looking relaxed and smiling, Mr Roh confirmed that his impeachment would be formalised later on Friday but added that he believed the court would
throw it out.
South Korean parliament votes to impeach Roh SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea’s parliament impeached President Roh Moo-hyun on charges of illegal electioneering and incompetence Friday,
stripping him of his constitutional powers in an unprecedented vote that followed hours of scuffles and protests.
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea's National Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to impeach President Roh Moo-hyun by 193-2, amid dramatic scenes as
rival politicians physically battled on the floor of parliament.
Roh's presidential powers were immediately suspended and Prime Minister Koh Gun will lead the nation until a Constitutional Court decides whether the
president should be removed -- a process that could take up to six months.
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