S.Korean president to calmly accept impeachment if passed

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-12-06 16:15
S.Korean president to calmly accept impeachment if passed

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye is seen as she attends an event to grant certificates of appointments to newly appointed officials at the presidential Blue House, in Seoul, South Korea, November 18, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

SEOUL - South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that she will calmly accept the impeachment if it is passed in the scheduled parliamentary vote three days later.

Her comments were made during the one-hour meeting with the ruling Saenuri Partys chairman and floor leader that kicked off at about 2:30 pm local time.

Saenuri Party whip Chung Jin-suk told reporters after coming back to the National Assembly building that President Park has continued to consider accepting the partys call to let the president resign by next April to hold an early presidential election two months later.

Park said she will calmly accept the impeachment if it is passed through the unicameral assembly slated for this Friday, vowing to make every effort she can if the impeachment bill is approved.

Opposition and independent lawmakers handed in the bill to impeach the first South Korean female leader last Saturday. As there are 172 legislators from the opposition bloc, at least 28 Saenuri lawmakers must endorse the bill to overcome the two-thirds threshold of the 300-seat parliament.

President Park also accepted the proposal to allow the governing party lawmakers to freely vote on the impeachment motion. Tens of lawmakers of the partys faction, who are not loyal to Park, have agreed to vote for the impeachment, raising possibility for the passage of the bill, according to local media speculations.


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