Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (March 3, 2017)
1. Korea’s Constitutional Court will determine the fate of President Park Geun-hye early next week. According to Korea’s legal circle, the court is expected to set the date on the 7th to determine on whether to uphold or overturn the impeachment motion against President Park.
I hope the court upholds the impeachment motion. Please. I am sorry to rush them. I know they are working very hard without taking breaks.
2. If the Constitutional Court upholds the impeachment motion and an early presidential election takes place, about 2 million Korean citizens residing in foreign countries can vote. The National Assembly held a regular session on the 2nd and passed the revision of election law but could not pass the election-related issues like lowering the legal voting age by a year to 18.
I am sorry to hear that but let’s change the government first and then overhaul the bad custom.
3. Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn’s address on the March 1st Independence Movement Day sparked controversy. While Hwang said both Korea and Japan should sincerely respect the aim and spirit of the Korea-Japan agreement on comfort women, opposition parties and victims of sexual slavery criticized Hwang, saying his mark was humiliating.
I knew what Hwang has been thinking. But.. I am very worried.