South Korea opposition parties say to vote on Park impeachment on December 9

December 1, 2016 8:55 PM EST

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye speaks during an address to the nation, at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, 29 November 2016. REUTERS/Jeon Heon-Kyun/Pool


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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's opposition parties have agreed to propose a motion on Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye over an influence-peddling scandal and bring it to a vote on Dec. 9, a spokesman for the main opposition Democratic Party, Ki Dong-min, said.

The three parties, with a combined 165 seats in the 300-member parliament, can bring the impeachment motion but will need some members from Park's Saenuri Party to bring the vote to the two-thirds majority required to pass the bill.

(Reporting by Jack Kim and Ju-min Park; Editing by Michael Perry)



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