Park ex­pelled from party

Global Times - Weekend - - WORLD -

Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye’s own politi­cal party ex­pelled her Fri­day as it seeks to dis­tance it­self from the sprawl­ing cor­rup­tion scan­dal that led to her im­peach­ment.

The de­ci­sion had been taken “for the fu­ture of our party and the coun­try,” said Hong Joon-pyo, chair­man of the Lib­erty Korea Party.

Park was im­peached in De­cem­ber af­ter months of mass protests against her over a sprawl­ing cor­rup­tion scan­dal, and the con­sti­tu­tional court up­held the de­ci­sion in March, re­mov­ing her from of­fice.

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