Park’s no-show in court

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

MOSCOW: The first hear­ing of the Con­sti­tu­tional Court of South Korea on the le­git­i­macy of Pres­i­dent Park Geun-hye’s im­peach­ment ended in just nine min­utes after it kicked off yes­ter­day as the pres­i­dent did not ap­pear be­fore the court.

The sec­ond hear­ing is sched­uled for to­mor­row, and in case Park fails to show up again, the trial will be held through a proxy, court pres­i­dent Park Han-chul said.

The South Korean par­lia­ment de­cided to im­peach the pres­i­dent on De­cem­ber 9 after it tran­spired her friend, Choi Soon-sil, who holds no posts in the gov­ern­ment, pos­si­bly used her ties to Park for fi­nan­cial ben­e­fit.

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