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Court confirms impeachment of Park Geun-hye

South Korea’s Constitutional Court has upheld a decision by the country’s parliament to impeach President Park Geun-hye. The ruling, which removes her from office, takes immediate effect and removes her […]

Parliament votes to impeach President

South Korea’s parliament has passed a motion today to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal involving her confidante. The motion was passed by 234 of the 300 members […]

Presidential 2017

An election has been announced for 20 December 2017. Results will be published here.

Two million expected at anti President protests today

As many as two million people could join street protests today across South Korea to protest against President Park Geun-hye. The largest demonstrations will be in central Seoul with an […]

Park makes changes to Cabinet

President Park Geun-hye has proposed three changes to her Cabinet amidst a political crisis which has seen calls for her resignation or impeachment. Yim Jong-yong has been nominated as Minister […]

Park hit by political crisis fights for her Presidency

South Korea is currently in the grips of a political scandal. It has emerged that a friend of President Park Geun-hye has been advising her and had been privy to […]

Three new Ministers nominated

Last week President Park Geun-hye carried out a partial reshuffle of her Cabinet. Cho Yoon-sun is to become the new Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Kim Jae-soo will […]

Ruling party loses majority

President Park Geun-hye’s centre-right Saenuri Party not only lost its overall majority but was reduced to second largest party after yesterday’s general election. The ruling Saenuri Party (SP) dropped 35 […]

Parliamentary 2016

An election to the National Assembly took place on 13 April 2016. Minjoo Party of Korea (Deobureo Minjudang) 123 Saenuri Party (Saenuri-dang) 122 People’s Party (Gungminui Dang) 38 Justice Party […]

South Korea votes for a new National Assembly

South Korea goes to the polls today to elect its 300 seat National Assembly along with a number of municipal seats. There are 931 candidates standing with four parties hoping […]

Cabinet of South Korea

Hwang Kyo-ahn Prime Minister Yoo Il-ho Minister of Strategy and Finance Chung Chin-youb Minister of Health and Welfare Kim Jongdeok Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yun Byung-se Minister of […]

Park reshuffles her Cabinet

President Park Geun-hye has made a number of changes to her State Council (Cabinet) including the appointment of a new Finance Minister. The appointments announced are as follows: Yoo Il-ho […]

Park appoints new Health Minister

President Park Geun-hye has dismissed her Minister of Health, Moon Hyung-pyo, and replaced him with Chung Chin-youb. South Korea has just gone through a two month battle with the Middle […]

Park nominates new Justice Minister

President Park Geun-hye has nominated Kim Hyun-woong to be the new Minister of Justice. Kim Hyun-woong (56) is currently the head of the Seoul High Public Prosecutor’s Office. The role […]

South Korea and China sign FTA

South Korea and China have signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Chinese President Xi Jinping said “Since the establishment of diplomatic relations, the trade volume of both countries increased over […]

Hwang Kyo-ahn is new PM nominee

President Park Geun-hye has named her Justice Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn as the new Prime Minister. The previous Prime Minister, Lee Wan-koo, stood down in late April over a corruption scandal. […]

IMF completes Article IV consultation with South Korea

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Article IV consultation with South Korea. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; “IMF Executive Board […]

Prime Minister resigns in corruption scandal

South Korea’s Prime Minister, Lee Wan-Koo, has officially tendered his resignation following claims that he took an illegal cash gift. Mr Lee was appointed as Prime Minister in February 2015 […]

Lee Wan-koo named PM as Park ratings fall

As President Park Geun-hye’s approval rating falls to a record low she has appointed a new Prime Minister after the third attempt. President Park’s approval rating has fallen to 30%, […]

Park establishes two ministries following Sewol ferry disaster

President Park Geun-hye has created two new ministries in a government reorganisation following the Sewol ferry disaster. The Korea Coast Guard has been dissolved after it was blamed for failing […]