SEOUL, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye has said that she is gravely accepting the parliamentary decision to remove her from office after the vote on her impeachment motion was passed through the National Assembly with an overwhelming support.
"I'm gravely accepting parliamentary and public voices, and wish the current turmoil comes to a stable end," Park said at a meeting with cabinet members in the presidential office after the impeachment bill obtained the two-thirds majority vote.
Park apologized to people for causing national turmoil because of her lack of virtue and carelessness at a time when the country's security and economy both are in troubles.
The 300-member assembly the bill, proposed last Saturday by the opposition bloc, with 234 legislators voting for, 56 opposing. Seven votes were invalid, and two abstained. One lawmaker refused to take part in the voting which was broadcast live on TV.