Thank you my fellow Koreans! Thank you for coming to this special address and your overwhelming support to bring down the most incompetent president in the history of the Sixth Republic, Park Geun-hye! If you still remember Cao Cao... no. I mean... Cho Hwa-rim who formerly supported Park Geun-hye during Presidential Election 2012, she's no longer to support that vile president.
Let me introduce myself. I'm Cao Hong, the younger sister of Cao Cao. You can call me Cho Young-hwa, the Koreanised version of my real name, Eika. It has been four years Park Geun-hye helmed the Korean Republic Government. Unfortunately, my sister is no longer to advise her wrongdoings and every governmental orders leaked to her best friend, Choi Soon-sil. That day, she sobbed and told me,
"Young-hwa, Madame Park doesn't listen to me anymore. She defies every single warning about her maladministration but... it won't work."
That time, I was infuriated to hear this problem and thought the alternative way to stop this vicious cycle. One day, a handful of Koreans met me and expressed the same problem. I think... it wouldn't be helped anymore unless I participated the protest to demand Park Geun-hye to step down as the President of the Republic of Korea.
Friday - December 9th 2016, Park Geun-hye was impeached by the nation’s National Assembly, signalling an ignominious end to a term that had become mired in a corruption scandal. The impeachment vote required at least 28 of Park’s fellow Saenuri Party lawmakers to cross the aisle to make up the majority two-thirds of the 300-seat legislature. Surprisingly, the final vote was 234 to 56 in favour of impeachment. Park is suspended with immediate effect although the vote needs to be ratified by the nation’s Constitutional Court within 180 days to become permanent.
The nation’s Prime Minister, Hwang Kyo-ahn who was once removed by Park Geun-hye's government - takes over Park’s responsibilities in the interim, though Park had already offered to resign if lawmakers voted against her. After the National Assembly's motion for Park Geun-hye's Impeachment, the fight for demanding that vile president to step down still goes on.
Finally in March 10th 2017, the Constitutional Court of Korea upheld the impeachment in a unanimous eight-zero decision without former President of the Court - Park Han-chul, terminating Park's presidency, and making it the first time that a sitting president was removed from the office since the Sixth Republic of South Korea was set up after the country's democratisation.
The court cited as “grave violations” of the constitution the allegations that Park colluded with her long-time friend Choi Soon-sil to extort Korean conglomerates to donate more than $69 million to two dubious foundations. Choi was alleged to have a “cult-like” influence over Park and control over her staff, even though she had no official government role.
I would like to thank you to Madame Justice Lee Jung-mi for upheld the impeachment of Park Geun-hye. I heard that she served as the Acting President of the Constitutional Court of Korea after Park Han-chul's tenure ended on January 31st 2017. This is the last high-profiled case handled by her before she will retire on March 15th 2017.
Moreover, I would like to thank you to the remaining seven justices, Kang il-won, Ahn Chang-ho, Lee Jin-sung, Kim Yi-su, Kim Chang-jong, Seo Ki-seok and Cho Yong-ho for supporting their move to impeach Park Geun-hye and subsequently ended her term as the President of the Republic of Korea disgracefully.
Now, Park Geun-hye is NO MORE. Let us celebrate this auspicious moment but remember, don't be too overjoyed, Koreans! We have 58 days more for the next presidential election which is held on May 2017. To all young Korean voters, choose your presidential candidate wisely because your vote will propel the Republic of Korea back to the right track!
Before I end my speech, I hope that the next presidential election will be dominated by the centrists. The presidential candidates among the centrists will be announced in the particular time.
That's all for today, thank you.