Seoul: People are jubilant in the southwestern city of Gwangju on March 10, 2017, after the Constitutional Court upheld the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. The ruling, which was announced by the court's acting chief and televised live, made Park the nation's first democratically elected leader to be ousted.
Kweon said the ruling affirmed that no one is above the law.The eight judges of the court had ruled just minutes before to unanimously impeach President Park Geun-hye. Rep. Kweon Seong-dong, head of the parliamentary committee that led the impeachment proceedings against the president, speaks to the press outside the Constitutional Court
Seo decried the ruling but did not say what the next move will be for the president.Seo Seog-goo, a lawyer on President Park Geun-hye's defense team, speaks to the press outside the Constitutional Court in Seoul on March 10, 2017, after the eight judges of the court ruled unanimously to impeach Park.
The eight judges of the court unanimously ruled to impeach Park, who is accused of colluding with her personal friend in extortion and misuse of power.Lee Jung-mi, acting chief of the Constitutional Court, delivers the ruling on the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye
A presidential election must be held within 60 days of the ruling to replace Park Geun-hye, and the date is expected to be set for early May.Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn heads to a Cabinet meeting at the government complex in Seoul on March 10, 2017, convened in haste after the Constitutional Court earlier in the day ruled to impeach the president.
On March 10, 2017, the Constitutional Court upheld the impeachment of Park over a corruption and abuse-of-power scandal.President Park Geun-hye avoids responding to a reporter's question after addressing the nation over a political scandal involving her and her longtime friend Choi Soon-sil at the presidential office, in this file photo dated Nov. 29, 2016.