Ex-Ruling Party Chief Calls for Park's Impeachment

  • By Hwang Dae-jin

    November 24, 2016 13:20

    The former head of the ruling Saenuri Party on Wednesday pledged to seek the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye over a snowballing corruption scandal.

    Kim Moo-sung called a press conference at the National Assembly where he told reporters, "Park has betrayed the people and Saenuri and seriously violated the Constitution."

    Kim added he felt responsible as a ruling-party lawmaker who played a major role in Park's election and offered not to run for president in the next election.

    Meanwhile, another eight other Saenuri lawmakers are leaving the party and plan to form a new conservative party with Gyeonggi Governor Nam Kyung-pil and third-term lawmaker Kim Yong-tae, who quit Tuesday.

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