September 30, 2023

Park “resigns”: What does this mean for North Korea?

Experts react to President Park's announcement she will step down

After weeks of uncertainty about what’s become known as the “Choi-gate" scandal and four Saturdays of protest in a row demanding her resignation, South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye finally came forward on Tuesday and offered to step down as commander in chief.

Park’s passing the buck to the National Assembly to determine her fate comes amid an increasing push from opposition parties to impeach her, but was also conditional, offering no clear indication of exactly when or how she might leave office.