Ban Ki-moon

After the impeachment, uncertainty reigns in South Korea

After the impeachment, uncertainty reigns in South Korea

The impeachment Friday of South Korean President Park Geun-hye was welcomed by millions of people who had been protesting for weeks but opened a new chapter of uncertainty.

For one, a constitutional court is now deciding if the impeachment was warranted, leaving open the possibility that Park, who is now on suspension, could keep her job.

If she departs for good, the country would hold its next presidential election within two months, raising questions about whether Park’s ruling conservative party would have time to rehabilitate its image or opposition parties would be ready to field candidates. There is already speculation about a presidential run by Ban Ki-moon, the...

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