South Korea

49,779,000
Seoul
ESA
Parallel

10th Mar, 2017Court 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 […] more ->

9th Dec, 2016Parliament 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 […] more ->

26th Nov, 2016Two 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 […] more ->

2nd Nov, 2016Park 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 […] more ->

31st Oct, 2016Park 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 […] more ->

22nd Aug, 2016Three 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 […] more ->

14th Apr, 2016Ruling 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 […] more ->

13th Apr, 2016South 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 […] more ->

21st Dec, 2015Park 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 […] more ->

4th Aug, 2015Park 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 […] more ->