Support for political party of ousted South Korean president tumbles after court’s ruling


Support scores for the political party of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye tumbled after the constitutional court’s unanimous decision to uphold Park’s impeachment motion, a local survey showed on Saturday.

Approval rating for the Liberty Korea Party tumbled to 6.9 percent from 13.5 percent tallied earlier this week, the local pollster Realmeter survey showed.

The party’s ranking sank to the fourth place as its support scores were cut by half. It followed the court’s ruling to force Park out of office. Park became the first South Korean leader to be ousted through impeachment.

The result is based on a survey of 1,008 voters conducted Friday. It has 3.1 percentage points in margin of error.

The Righteous Party, which had splintered away from the Liberty Korea Party, ranked fifth among the five major parties with 5.4 percent in approval scores. It was down from 6.0 percent recorded earlier this week.

The biggest opposition Minjoo Party kept its top post with 45.7 percent in approval rating. It was followed by the minor opposition People’s Party and the Justice Party which gained 11.5 percent and 8.6 percent respectively.

The Justice Party won the third place for the first time as disenchantment with conservative politicians grew after the corruption scandal embroiling the ousted president. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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