A Supporter of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye holds her portrait in front of her private home in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
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South Korea said Wednesday it will hold an election on May 9 to choose a successor for former President Park Geun-hye, who was removed from office in a historic court ruling last week over a widening corruption scandal.Prosecutors said Wednesday Park -- the first democratically elected president to be removed from office in South Korea -- would be summoned for questioning Tuesday into the influence-peddling scandal.The Constitutional Court dismissed Park from office Friday when it upheld a parliamentary impeachment vote in December.The Samsung Group, South Korea's largest conglomerate, is already embroiled in the scandal and the Yonhap news agency said prosecutors had started investigating two other conglomerates -- the Lotte Group and SK Group.Park was summoned to appear for questioning at 9.30 a.m. (0030 GMT) next Tuesday, the prosecutors' office said.Park had declined to be questioned by prosecutors or testify at the Constitutional Court when she was in office.
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