South Korea’s much too long and way too crazy for real world national nightmare is finally over – this Friday the Parliament voted overwhelmingly 234-56 to impeach President Park Geun Hye. The impeachment will immediate suspend her from office while the Prime Minister takes over in the interim, and the Parliament has 180 days to make the impeachment vote final. The political scandal and turmoil surrounding Park Geun Hye’s long running and tightly intertwined relationship with Choi Soon Shil, the daughter of a deceased cult leader, has spawned intense prosecutorial investigations, arrests of top aids and Choi Soon Shil, and regular citizen protests that have ranged from hundreds of thousands of angry people upwards of over a million. Park Geun Hye’s refusal to acknowledging wrongdoing and/or resign has led to this impeachment vote, which is a huge sigh of relief for the South Koreans who want to close this dirty chapter in political cronyism and start moving on with rebuilding. For those wanting a comprehensive background and summary of the scandal, Askakorean did a series of incredible blog posts (initial scandal, background, summary).