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> South Korea's disgraced president will accept the result of an impeachment vote, if it goes against her later this week, that's the word from her ruling party on Tuesday. But there's a still a big question mark over when she'd actually leave office. Investigators have named Park as accomplice in a scheme to squeeze Korean companies for millions of dollars.
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Opposition lawmakers want her out the door immediately but as Reuters Tony Monroe explains that's not how Park is going to play it.>> What President Park said today indicates that this crisis could go on for sometime. Parliament is set to hold a vote on impeachment on Friday, but even if it does vote to impeach her, the decision would need to be upheld by the Constitutional Court.
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Now, that could take several months. Separately, she has said, I will go along with my party's proposal that I resign in April but this is seen as a nonstarter by the opposition.>> Adding to the drama on Tuesday, nine heads of South Korea's biggest companies were marched into Parliament for a grilling on the presidential scandal.
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Their firms suspected of receiving favors in exchange for money.>> It was quite a scene today to see chaebol leaders such as Jay Y Lee from Samsung and MK Chung from Hyundai Motor brought into Parliament and running through a gauntlet of protestors and journalists. The Chairman of GS said today that when the government asks you to do something as a big corporation in South Korea, it's very difficult to say no.
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His point really gets to the heart of what this scandal is about, the very long running nexus between the corporate world in Korea and government.>> Angry calls for Park to step down has seized the capital Seoul for the past six weekends. Growing momentum against the president who's all but guaranteed to leave office in shame.