South Korea’s Constitutional Court has upheld a decision by the country’s National Assembly to impeach President Park Guen-hye in a unanimous decision with all eight judges on the court voting to remove Park from office. Park is the first South Korean President to be .
An election for her replacement must now be held within 60 days.
The impeachment decision was announced by Justice Lee Jung-mi in a live, national broadcast. Park’s problems began in October 2016, when revelations emerged about the influence her confidante and adviser Choi Soon-sil had over the Presidency.