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Chronology of major events in Park Geun-hye's life

2017/03/31 03:25

SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) -- The following is the chronology of the major events in the life of Park Geun-hye leading to her arrest on Friday.

Feb. 2, 1952: Born in Daegu, South Korea

Dec. 17, 1963: Father Park Chung-hee sworn in as South Korea's fifth president

1974: Graduates from Sogang University with an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering

1974-1979: Assumes role of the country's First Lady after mother Yook Young-soo is assassinated

1979: President Park Chung-hee assassinated

1979: Receives 600 million won, remainder of late Park Chung-hee's "ruling fund," from Chun Doo-hwan

1982-1991: Heads boards at Yookyoung Foundation, Yeungnam University

1995: Becomes chairwoman of board at Jeongsu Scholarship Foundation

1997: Joins conservative Grand National Party

1998: Wins seat in 15th National Assembly

1998: Becomes vice president of Grand National Party

2002: Visits N. Korea, meets Kim Jong-il

2004: Becomes president of the Grand National Party

2006: Injured from attack by knife-wielding assailant

2007: Loses presidential primary to Lee Myung-bak

2011: Becomes chairwoman of party's emergency committee

Dec. 19, 2012: Wins presidential election

Feb. 25, 2013: Sworn in as country's 18th president

March 28, 2014: Announces N. Korea policy vision through "Dresden speech" in Germany

April 16: Sewol ferry tragedy occurs, killing more than 300 people

Feb. 10, 2016: Gov't announces shut down of inter-Korean Kaesong industrial complex

Oct. 24: Proposes revising Constitution through speech in parliament

Oct. 25: Makes public apology on Choi Soon-sil scandal

Nov. 4: Makes second public apology on Choi Soon-sil scandal

Nov. 29: Suggests April resignation, June presidential election

Dec. 9: Impeached by National Assembly

March 10, 2017: Constitutional Court upholds impeachment, removes Park from office

March 12: Park leaves Cheong Wa Dae.

March 21: Park is summoned by state prosecutors for the first time for a face-to-face interrogation.

March 27: The prosecution files a request with the local court for a warrant for the arrest of Park.

March 30: Park appears at a Seoul district court for a hearing on her arrest.

March 31: A Seoul court issues a warrant for the arrest of Park over corruption charges.

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