South Korean opposition vows justice as Park prepares exit

March 12, 2017 05:13
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SEOUL - The South Korean politician likely to emerge as the next president promised justice and common sense on Sunday as workers renovated the home of ousted leader Park Geun-hye to prepare for her departure from the presidential Blue House.

The Constitutional Court ruled on Friday to uphold a parliamentary vote to impeach Park, dismissing her from office over an influence-peddling scandal that has shaken the country's political and business elite.A snap presidential election will be held by May 9.

Leading in opinion polls to succeed Park is liberal politician Moon Jae-in, who advocates reconciliation with North Korea.

"We still have a long way to go. We have to make this a country of justice, of common sense through regime change," Moon told a news conference on Sunday.

"We all have to work together for a complete victory."

Park, 65, is South Korea's first democratically elected leader to be forced from office.

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