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    South Korean President Leaves Resignation to Parliament

    She’s done making decisions. The country’s parliament planned to discuss impeaching Park Geun-hye this week — but the scandal-battered president beat them to it, offering to step down in a surprise address. She left everything, including the timing of her resignation and the planning to avoid a power vacuum, in the hands of the legislature. Park’s approval rating has fallen to 4 percent and thousands have demanded she resign. The Democratic Party, her main opposition, dismissed the speech as a ploy and says impeachment talks will go ahead.

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