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South Korea Park's lawyers say no legal grounds for impeachment

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The impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye by parliament has no legal basis and should be struck down by the Constitutional Court, lawyers representing the embattled leader engulfed in a corruption scandal said on Friday.

[SEOUL] The impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye by parliament has no legal basis and should be struck down by the Constitutional Court, lawyers representing the embattled leader engulfed in a corruption scandal said on Friday.

Ms Park is unlikely to appear in the Constitutional Court for hearings, one of her lawyers told reporters.

Parliament passed an impeachment vote on Dec 9 and her powers have been suspended until the court reviews and rules on the motion, which can take up to 180 days.

REUTERS

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