NEWS: South Korean president impeached

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posted on Mar, 12 2004 @ 10:06 AM
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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 president impeached


[Edited on 12-3-2004 by Ocelot]




posted on Mar, 12 2004 @ 10:20 AM
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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.



[Edited on 12-3-2004 by Ocelot]



posted on Mar, 12 2004 @ 10:22 AM
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YA, its funny the supports started fighting so they wouldnt read the verdict, like that would stop it. Good find.



posted on Mar, 12 2004 @ 10:25 AM
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S. Korea votes to impeach Roh



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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