After weeks of uncertainty about what’s become known as the “Choi-gate” scandal and four Saturdays of protest in a row demanding her resignation, South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye finally came forward on Tuesday and offered to step down as commander in chief.
Park’s passing the buck to the National Assembly to determine her fate comes amid an increasing push from opposition parties to impeach her, but was also conditional, offering no clear indication of exactly when or how she might leave office.
South Korea’s current state of affairs has made it an easy target for North Korea, which has closely monitored the conflict via South Korean social media posts, and published spreads of the weekly anti-Park demonstrations that numbered up to 2 million. But how will North Korea respond to this event? NK News reached out to experts around the world with three pressing questions.