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S. Korea's opposition to vote on Park impeachment

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>> South Korea's increasingly loathed President one step closer to the brink. Opposition parties on Friday announcing, they'll vote on a motion to impeached Park Geun-hye next week. Park is accused of colluding with a friend to squeeze major Korean companies for millions of dollars. She's denied wrongdoing but has offered to quit.
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Something her opponents say is an attempt to take the easy way out. The vote to impeach may be going ahead, but as Tony Munroe reports from Seoul, ousting a president isn't exactly a simple process.>> For this to work it will need some members of President Park's party to go along with it, because a two-thirds majority is required.
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That's not guaranteed. And the second thing standing between impeachment is that it needs to be approved by the Constitutional Court. A process that can take months and the one time in the past when an impeachment proceeding was brought against a president it was rejected by the court.>> Certain members of Park's party have said their prepared to join the impeachment motion.
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Although most of her allies are pushing for a more dignified exit sometime around April, giving them time to set up a new election next summer.>> Certainly there has been a divide within President Park's party. What her maneuver on Tuesday, to basically throw the whole matter into Parliament does, is it narrows that gap a bit.
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So some of those members of her party who were calling for impeachment are now saying, hey, wait a minute, let's see how this process goes and see if this alternative is going to work out.>> A failed motion would damage the push to force the president out, but it would be unlikely to make much of a dent in the public pressure for her to quit as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators prepare for a sixth straight weekend of protest against their leader.