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South Korea's parliament votes to impeach President Park. What happens next?

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 25: In this handout photo released by the South Korean Presidential Blue House, South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye speaks as she offers a public apology at the at the presidential blue house on October 25, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean President Park Geun-hye has offered a public apology after a South Korean TV network reported a scandal that Park had a tie with a woman named Choi Soon-sil, who has no official governmental position, was informally involved in editing some of Park's key speeches. (Photo by South Korean Presidential Blue House via Getty Images) Handout/Getty Images

South Korea's parliament voted earlier today to impeach President Park Geun-hye.

She's been mired in a corruption scandal that tied her to the daughter of a religious cult leader, and it's alleged that that person was able to wield a remarkable sway within the administration.

When that connection was discovered, millions of people gathered on the streets for weeks to call for President Park's resignation.

The impeachment vote sends the president's fate to the country's Constitutional Court, where six of the nine judges would have up to six months to decide whether she should be officially removed from office.

David Kang, director of the Korean Studies Institute at USC, joins Take Two to walk us through the next step and who might step into the power vacuum should President Park be ousted.

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