Park Geun-hye

Park Geun-hye: S Korea awaits trial of impeached president

Ms Park, who was very popular when she came to power in 2012, was impeached and removed from office in March following mass protests.

Once impeached, she lost presidential immunity and is facing charges including bribery, abusing state power and leaking state secrets.

Ms Park has always denied wrongdoing.

She has been in detention since shortly after her impeachment and has insisted that she is being framed.

South Korea votes to choose replacement for impeached Park

The hasty election comes after Park Geun-hye, the country's first female president, was impeached in a corruption scandal that allegedly connected her to business giants Samsung and the Lotte Group.

Many voters say they're angry at Park -- once known as the "people's princess" -- and are ready for transparency.

"The electorate wants to punish the whole party for the misrule of the Park era," said John Delury, a professor at Yonsei University.

Ex-South Korean president charged in corruption probe

Prosecutors say the charges she faces include bribery, coercion, abuse of power and leaking state secrets.

The 65-year-old, who is in custody, is accused of allowing close friend Choi Soon-sil to extort money from companies in return for political favours.

Both women deny the charges. Ms Park was removed from office last month.

She lost her presidential immunity and was dismissed from her post when the constitutional court upheld a decision by parliament in December to impeach her.

South Korea seeks arrest of ex-president Park Geun-hye

Earlier this month, she lost her presidential immunity and was dismissed from her post when the constitutional court upheld a decision by parliament to impeach her.

Ms Park is accused of allowing her close friend Choi Soon-sil to allegedly extort money from big firms.

Ms Park has denied the allegations.

The former president apologised to the public last week, before being questioning by authorities for 14 hours.

Ousted S Korean President Park Geun-hye faces prosecutors

After arriving at the office, she told reporters she was "sorry".

Ms Park resisted efforts to question her when she was president, but lost her immunity when judges upheld parliament's decision to impeach her.

She could be charged for allegedly allowing close friend Choi Soon-sil to extort money from large firms.

Ms Choi has been charged with bribery and corruption.

South Korea impeachment: Critics urge Park Geun-hye arrest

Ms Park was forced from office on Friday, after judges unanimously upheld parliament's decision to impeach her over her role in a corruption scandal involving close friend, Choi Soon-sil.

Despite the ruling, she remains inside the presidential compound.

Thousands turned out for rallies in Seoul on Saturday, a day after three people involved in protests died there.

Many were calling for Ms Park's arrest, although a smaller number of her supporters also gathered in nearby streets.

Two die in protests after South Korean president removed from office

The statement, which called the casualties regrettable, added that several people were injured at the protests.

Earlier Friday, Park's presidency ended after a Constitutional Court upheld a December impeachment by South Korean lawmakers.

South Koreans, both supporters and opponents of the former leader, took to the streets by the thousands in emotional, sometimes violent scenes.

Park Geun-hye: Court ousts South Korea's scandal-hit president

Judges unanimously upheld Parliament's decision to impeach her over her role in a corruption scandal involving close friend Choi Soon-sil.

Ms Park's dismissal from office means South Korea must now elect a new president by early May.

She also loses her presidential immunity and can be prosecuted.

Ms Park had been suspended from presidential duties since December, with the country's prime minister taking over her responsibilities

Judgment day for South Korea's President Park Geun-hye

 The country's parliament impeached Park in December, and she was stripped of her presidential powers pending the court's judgment.

The ruling is expected to be televised live and takes place 11 a.m. (9 p.m. ET).

If the decision to impeach her is upheld, an election for her replacement must be held within 60 days.

Police issued the "Gabho" emergency order in Seoul ahead of Friday's announcement, the highest level possible.

All of police officers are on standby for expected protests, with 270 units being mobilized -- about 21,000 policemen in total.

Korean President Park Geun-hye faces impeachment vote

Thousands of angry protesters demanding her removal are outside the National Assembly's main gate.

Ms Park is embroiled in a political scandal that has sparked many protests.

At the heart of this scandal is the relationship between Ms Park and a confidante, Choi Soon-sil, accused of using connections to gain influence.

Prosecutors say Ms Park had a "considerable" role in the alleged corruption, which she has denied.

She has also resisted calls to step down, insisting that she would leave the decision up to parliament.