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Spotlight on Asia

South Korea's political crisis

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Candlelight protest in Seoul calling for president Park Guen Hye to step down and be tried for corruption 30/11/2016
Candlelight protest in Seoul calling for president Park Guen Hye to step down and be tried for corruption 30/11/2016 REUTERS

The South Korean president's future hangs in the balance. She is suspected of involvement in a potentially far-reaching corruption scandal, linked to a close friend. Discontented Koreans have been protesting in the street. Crucial deadlines loom as the parliamentary session ends on 9 December.  South Korea's internal political troubles are the focus of this week's Spotlight on Asia with RFI's Rosslyn Hyams.

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