Local residents and media reporters watch South Korean President Park Geun-hye delivering a speech on TV at a railway station in Seoul, capital of South Korea, Nov. 29, 2016. Park said Tuesday that she will follow parliamentary decision including her shortened presidency. (Xinhua/Yao Qilin)
SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that she will follow parliamentary decision including her shortened presidency.
The comments were made during her third televised address to the nation since a scandal involving herself and her longtime confidante emerged in October.
The scandal-hit president said she would resign from her presidency in accordance with legal proceedings and schedules determined by the political sphere.
Park didn't mention the voluntary resignation, demanded by opposition parties and the general public and even by some members of her ruling Saenuri Party.
The third national address came ahead of the scheduled parliamentary vote on a bill to impeach the embattled president as early as Dec. 2 and no later than Dec. 9.
SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- A South Korean political heavyweight in the opposition bloc on Saturday demanded President Park Geun-hye distance herself from security affairs, referring to decision to deploy the U.S. missile shield in South Korean soil and the signing of a military intelligence pact with Japan.
Moon Jae-in, former chairman of the biggest opposition Minjoo Party, told a meeting with people in Seoul that President Park must divorce herself from issues on the military intelligence accord with Japan, the deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and the state-authored history textbook. Full story