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Can Park resign? South Korea's constitution is unclear

SEOUL -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye faces increased pressure from opposition parties to step down amid scandal, though such an unprecedented move in modern history would risk a constitutional crisis.

Leaders of the country's three opposition parties reaffirmed their stance Thursday that Park should resign. In response, Lee Jung-hyun, chairman of the ruling Saenuri Party, dismissed those calls for her abdication. "It is only an unofficial people's court that would unseat a president granted power by the constitution by instigating the people against her," he said.

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