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Protestors from South Korea Asks For President Park’s Resignation

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(Credit: Handout/Getty) A battalion of enraged South Koreans protested last Saturday in Seoul, pushing Park Geun-hye to issue his official resignation as the country’s president.Protestors from South Korea Asks For President Park’s Resignation
October 31
6:00 AM 2016

South Korea's semi-official Yonhap news agency releases that during the evening protest, the police estimated that almost 12,000 demonstrators had attended the said protest.

Just recently, South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye has faced a state inquiry after allegedly disclosing several state documents to a friend.

As this political chaos continued to affect the whole country, Park Geun-Hye ordered the resignation of 10 of her senior secretaries on Friday.

Presidential Spokesman Jung Youn-kuk told the CNN that the president will carry out reshuffling the Office of the President in the near future.

Basically, senior secretaries are those who coordinate policy between the president herself and the government ministries.

According to the Presidential Office's website, the senior secretaries to the president for policy coordination, political affairs, civil affairs, foreign affairs and national security, public relations, economic affairs, future strategy, education and culture, employment and welfare and personnel affairs, are among those who were ordered to resign immediately.

On Tuesday, Park Geun-Hye had confessed that she indeed shared several state documents to one Choi Soon-sil. Park claimed that Choi, who does not hold any public office, offered "her personal opinion" in connection to the president's official public speeches prior to the 2012 presidential elections.

Park, in her televised presidential apology, said that Choi looked at "some documents" for a certain period of time after the president took office. However, she did not specify those documents were.

During the live telecast, Park said: "I am shocked and my heart is breaking for causing public concern. I've done so (shared the documents) out of pure heart so that I could carefully review (the documents)."

Earlier this week, JTBC, CNN's South Korean affiliate, released the news after it revealed the discovery of Choi's abandoned computer which contains reliable evidences that she in fact received several state documents, and even got involved in state affairs.

On Thursday, the South Korean prosecutor's office already formed a "special investigation unit" to look after the cases.

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