Ms Park is returning to her home in southern Seoul

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Ms Park is returning to her house in southern Seoul

Ousted South Korean chief Park Geun-hye has now left the presidential palace, two days after judges upheld parliament’s resolution to question her.

Ms Park, who has nonetheless not commented on the ruling, is heading for her house in southern Seoul.

She has been impeached over her function in a corruption scandal involving shut good friend, Choi Quickly-sil.

Ms Park’s opponents, who’re calling for her arrest, and her supporters each held rallies in Seoul on Saturday.

Ms Park has now misplaced her immunity and will face legal proceedings over accusations she allowed Ms Choi to extort cash from firms in return for political favours.


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Ms Park left the presidential advanced, the so-called Blue Home, shortly after 19:00 native time (10:00 GMT) on Sunday after saying goodbye to her workers.

An enormous motorcade carried her in direction of her house within the Samseong district.

A whole lot of her supporters have been ready for her there, with about 1,000 police in attendance.

Staff have been seen carrying family items into the two-storey personal residence.

Hwang Kyo-ahn, who’s loyal to Ms Park, is now the performing president.

The nation’s election fee says a “free and honest” vote will likely be held by 9 Might on the newest.

The early front-runner within the election, human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in, of the Democratic Occasion, warned Ms Park she “should not destroy or take the nationwide information outdoors” the Blue Home.


Why did Park lose her job?

On the coronary heart of the drama lies the shut friendship between the president and Ms Choi.

Ms Choi is accused of utilizing her presidential connections to strain firms to provide hundreds of thousands of in donations to non-profit foundations she managed.

Ms Park is alleged to have been personally concerned on this, and to have given Ms Choi unacceptable ranges of entry to official paperwork.

Parliament voted to question Ms Park in December.

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Ms Park has additionally misplaced her presidential immunity and will be prosecuted

On Friday, the Constitutional Court docket dominated Ms Park’s actions “severely impaired the spirit of… democracy and the rule of legislation”.

Judges mentioned she had damaged the legislation by permitting Ms Choi to meddle in state affairs, and had breached pointers on official secrets and techniques by leaking quite a few paperwork.

Ms Park had “hid fully Choi’s meddling in state affairs and denied it every time suspicions over the act emerged and even criticised those that raised the suspicions,” the ruling mentioned.