South Korea’s impeached leader Park Geun-hye leaves presidential palace Sunday March 12,2017
Impeached South Korean leader Park Geun-hye left the presidential Blue House on Sunday March 12,2017, two days after a court dismissed her over a corruption scandal, facing life as a private citizen and the possibility of jail.
Park Geun -hye struck a defiant tone upon arriving at her private home in the Gangnam district of the capital, Seoul, after leaving the Blue House compound in a motorcade of fast-driving black cars, flanked by police motorbikes.
“I feel sorry that I could not finish the mandate given to me as president,” a spokesman for Park, member of parliament Min Kyung-wook, quoted her as saying.
“It will take time, but I believe the truth will be revealed,” Park said in her first public comments since her dismissal.
Park Geun -hye is South Korea's 1st democratically elected leader to b forced from office
A snap presidential election will be held by May 09,2017
Her dismissal followed months of political paralysis and turmoil over the scandal that also landed the head of the Samsung conglomerate in jail and facing trial.