South Korean parliament to curb president’s power after Park scandal

By Sam Kim, 2 February 2017
South Korean lawmakers are moving to ensure the nation never again has a president as powerful as Park Geun-hye. A bipartisan parliamentary committee began meeting in January to rewrite the constitution for the first time since 1987, when mass protests forced a military junta to adopt a direct presidential vote. In recent months, hundreds of thousands of South Koreans have hit the streets to ca[...] Read more here: The Japan Times/Bloomberg


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