South Korea

South Korea: Impeachment of Roh backfires
South Korea

WSWS.org: "South Korea's general election on Thursday produced a major political upheaval. Voters gave a parliamentary majority to the Uri Party, which was formed less than six months ago, and delivered a stinging rebuff to the established parties -- the rightwing Grand National Party (GNP) and the Millenium Democratic Party (MDP) of former president Kim Dae-jung... The Uri Party is closely aligned to President Roh Moo-hyun, who was formally impeached by the National Assembly on March 12... In moving against Roh, the GNP and MDP calculated that there would be little public reaction. But the plan backfired badly, provoking widespread indignation and anger against what was widely viewed as a parliamentary coup against Roh by the political establishment."