S Korea president impeachment vote in December: lawmakers

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Seoul—A vote to impeach South Korea’s scandal-hit president could take place as early as next week, lawmakers said Thursday. A growing number of ruling party politicians have endorsed the opposition-led campaign to oust President Park Geun-Hye over the scandal involving her friend Choi Soon-Sil, who leveraged their mysterious ties in milking business companies for cash and peddling influence.
“We will seek to vote on the impeachment motion as early as December 2, and no later than December 9,” Woo Sang-Ho, floor leader of the main opposition Democratic Party, was quoted as saying by Yonhap news agency.—AFP