Opposition moves forward with impeachment plan

Opposition moves forward with impeachment plan

Korea’s opposition parties are moving forward with their motion to impeach President Park Geun-hye in relation to the abuse of power scandal. Floor leader Woo Sang-ho of the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea said Thursday that the impeachment motion will be ready for a vote by the full assembly next week. The minor opposition People’s Party called on the other three main parties to work together on a unified impeachment motion.

To pass, the motion must be supported by two-thirds of the National Assembly, or 200 votes, so the opposition bloc, which holds 171 seats, will need at least 29 Saenuri lawmakers to support it, too. Thirty-two Saenuri lawmakers have said they will vote for the motion. Ruling Saenuri Party leader Lee Jung-hyun, however, expressed regret about the opposition’s plans to move forward with impeachment.



야3당은 권력 남용 스캔들과 관련한 박근혜 대통령의 탄핵소추안을 추진하고 있습니다. 다수야당인 더불어민주당의 우상호 원내대표는 탄핵안을 다음주 안에 국회에서 표결할 준비가 되었다고 목요일 밝혔습니다. 소수야당인 국민의당은 탄핵안 처리 공조를 위해 다른 3당의 협조를 구했습니다.


탄핵안이 가결되려면 재적의원의 3분의 2이상의 (200명) 찬성이 필요합니다. 따라서 171석을 확보한 야당 측은 적어도 29명의 새누리당 의원의 찬성이 필요합니다. 32명의 새누리당 위원은 탄핵안에 투표하겠다고 밝혔습니다. 하지만 이정현 새누리당 대표는 야당의 탄핵 추진에 대해 유감을 표시했습니다.


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