South Korea seems like a very stable and pretty place from a tourist’s point of view. Truth of the matter is, is that the government itself has been pretty unstable for the last couple of years, and the reason being, the president, Park Geun-Hye.
Park Geun-Hye has been president of South Korea since February 2013, where she triumphed over Moon Jae-by a mere 3.6%. But this wasn’t the first time she had been involved in politics. Her father was the 3rd president of South Korea, and she had ran for the second time in 2012, the first in 2007, where she narrowly lost.
The story of this scandal had begun in the 1970s, when the First Lady, Park Geun-Hye’s mother, was assassinated. A woman named Choi Soon-sil, had gone to the family, claiming that she could channel communication to the late mother. She is the daughter of a Shamanistic-Evangelical cult leader, and had been controlling President Park from the start. Since then, Choi was the one who had been controlling Park, and had done many horrible things, from extorting bribes, to abusing power illegally, and leaking classified documents.
After hearing about this, the public went crazy over impeaching the President. There were many riots, with many Korean celebrities singing and protesting the impeachment of the President. On Dec. 9, 2016, their wish came true, with the President been impeached by the National Assembly in Korea. However, the Constitutional Court has had many hearings
, with Park saying that she has done no wrong, and that the accusations are “unfair.” The court will now conclude the impeachment trial on March 13, with Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn as acting President for now.