South Korea president's impeachment vote delayed

Protesters carry an effigy of South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye during an anti-government rally in Seoul on November 30, 2016An impeachment vote against South Korea’s scandal-hit president will be postponed by at least a week, lawmakers said Wednesday, after Park Geun-Hye announced she was willing to stand down early. Lawmakers from Park’s own party had backed moves to impeach her this Friday, but now want the issue discussed in parliament before holding a vote, likely to be scheduled a week later. Park said Tuesday she would let parliament decide her fate following accusations that Choi Soon-Sil — a secretive confidante dubbed “Korea’s Rasputin” — elicited more than $60 million in payments from some of the country’s top firms, including Samsung.

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