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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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