Earth & Conservation

The Bizarre Scandals Around South Korea's President

Thousands of South Koreans are calling for their president to be removed from office. So what's going on with South Korea's president?

South Korea's President, Park Geun-hye, is currently entangled in a number of very odd scandals that have many of the country's citizens questioning her ability to govern and demanding she step down from office. The various scandals involve a cult leader, horseback riding lessons and tens of millions of dollars.

Much of the controversy revolves around Park's longtime friend Choi Soon-sil, who is not an appointed member of her cabinet and does not have security clearance, but has still advised Park on a number of issues throughout her presidency. What is going on with Park and Choi, and how will it effect the future of South Korea? Watch today's Seeker Daily video to find out.

Learn More:

The Wall Street Journal: South Korea President Replaces Prime Minister to Tackle Scandal

NPR: Swirling Scandal Involving Shamanistic Cult Threatens S. Korean President

The Guardian: 'Rasputin-like' Friend of South Korean President Returns Amid Protests

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