Lawmakers and members of the main opposition Democratic Party attend a rally demanding the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, December 8, 2016. Heo Kyeong/News1 via REUTERS
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South Korean President Park Geun-hye, engulfed in an influence-peddling scandal, faces a historic impeachment vote in parliament on Friday that could see her become the country's first democratically elected leader to be ousted from office.Parliament is expected to vote in favour of impeachment, with support from some members of Park's conservative Saenuri Party, but the Constitutional Court must decide whether to uphold the motion, a process that could take up to 180 days.Parliament introduced the impeachment bill on Thursday and it must be voted on within 24 to 72 hours.The court overturned Roh's impeachment.
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