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South Korean parliament dismisses president

The South Korean parliament dismissed South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Friday, embroiled in a corruption scandal that paralyzed his government for months and sparked massive demonstrations.

The recall, passed by 234 votes in favor and 56 against, immediately transfers the powers of Park to the Prime Minister, pending the opinion of the Constitutional Court, which must ratify or invalidate the parliamentary decision.

That ruling may take six months, during which Park can stay in the presidential residence, the Blue House, which could prolong the political paralysis.

"Whether they are for or against, all the deputies, as well as the people of South Korea, should feel down," said parliament speaker Chung Se-Kyun.

The vote was held as hundreds of people on the outskirts of parliament shouted "dismiss Park."

"I hope that a tragedy of this nature in our constitutional history will never be repeated," Chung added.

Park, 64, passes the story as the first democratically elected South Korean president not to end her five-year term.

All a mockery of the policy daughter of the dictator Park Chung-Hee, who campaigned as an incorruptible candidate, who was not due to anyone and was "married to the nation."

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye apologized for creating political "chaos" in the country because of the corruption scandal in which she was involved, and urged the incumbent government to remain vigilant.

"I want to apologize to all the South Koreans for this national chaos that I created because of my negligence, at a time when our country faces so many difficulties, from economy to national defense," Park said on television.

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