> The benefits to defending the constitution by removing her from office are overwhelming.
>> It's the most dramatic turn so far in the country's sweeping corruption scandal. Park and her friends Choi Gee-sung accused of taking bribes from Korean conglomerate Samsung. And the ruling is her cue to pack up and leave the presidential compound. As Reuters' Ju-min Park reports, the next time she moves it may be to prison.
>> She now lost presidential immunity, so faces prospect of being prosecuted possibly jail time. She also lost some other privileges as the president. For example, when she dies she's not gonna be buried in the Seoul National Cemetery where former presidents are honored.>> It's the first time a democratically elected president has been booted from power in the country's history.
After the ruling thousands of pro Park supporters swarmed police buses outside the court house. Authorities say two of them died in the rally and others were injured and stretchered away. While blocks over, anti Park protesters shouted in triumph. North Korea also weighed in, calling Park a common criminal in state media.
There are a number of possible candidates who could now step up to South Korea's top job. One big question how Park's successor will handle Pyongyang?>> Liberals are likely to take power although they are against North Korea's missile and nuclear programs. Liberals are relatively more open for engagement and dialogue with Tong Yang.
As oppose to Park taking tough stands towards the North and suspending the last remaining cooperation projects.>> Special elections to pick Park's replacement must now be held within 60 days. Her conservative coalition has taken up battering in the wake of the scandal. And the man who ran against her four years ago, Moon Jae-In, is already leading the polls.