Media: the vote on the impeachment of the head of South Korea postponed

СМИ: голосование по импичменту главы Южной Кореи отложено

TOKYO, 1 Dec — RIA Novosti, Yekaterina Plyasunova. One of the opposition parties in South Korea refused to participate in the vote on the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye in the case of of 2 December, according to Yonhap news Agency.

According to the Agency, therefore, the vote will be postponed to next week, which gives parties more time to resolve contentious issues on the subject. For impeachment of the President requires the consent of 200 of the 300 members of Parliament. The opposition party is represented by 172 deputies, thus, without the consent of the 28 MPs from the ruling party, the impeachment can not be accepted.

At the same time, legislators from the ruling party Senuri, also opposed the incumbent President, insist that the best way out of the current situation in the country will be the early resignation of the head of state until the end of April 2017 and early elections in June, not impeachment. In their opinion, such a “road map” will give all parties enough time for the transfer of power and to prepare for the elections.

For carrying out urgent consultations with the representatives of the various parties represented in the Parliament of South Korea, was made by the administration of President Park Geun-Hye urged the parties to agree on the timing and details of the procedure of resignation of the President.

Political scandal around the President of South Korea broke out after Park Geun-Hye made a public apology for the so-called “leak” to his close friend Choi sung-SIL of dozens of texts of presidential speeches before they were publicly read. In addition, it is possible that Choi sung-SIL appropriated part of the funds collected from business corporations, $ 70 million for the purchase of real estate abroad and to pay for the tuition of her daughter in one of the most prestigious universities in South Korea.

Choi sung-SIL does not occupy any official position in the government of South Korea. It is called the daughter of Choi Tae the Mine, a mentor, Park Geun-Hye, and the former wife of ex-Secretary of the President Dream of Its Hwa. After returning to South Korea, Choi sung-SIL was arrested. She and two former senior employees from the office of the President was charged with abuse of power and corruption.