The die is cast over the future of President Park Geun-hye after her impeachment was filed by parliament amid a historic mass protest with more than two million people hitting the streets demanding her ouster in what is regarded as the largest-ever mass gathering in the country’s history.
Earlier in the day, the country’s three opposition parties introduced an impeachment bill in parliament which has been filed for deliberation as mass protests continued for the sixth straight weekend in the capital Seoul to force Park out of office.
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Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett, reporting from Seoul, quoted officials as saying as many as 500,000 more people also protested in other parts of the country.
Fawcett said the protesters “don’t seem satisfied” by Park’s offer on Tuesday to voluntarily leave office by April, and hold an early presidential election in June.
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