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First hearing of former president Park Geun Hye to be held on May 2
The first hearing in the trial of former president Park Geun-hye is to take place before the May 9 presidential election.
According to legal circles, the first hearing of preparatory proceeding for Park, who is accused of bribery, abuse of power, coercion and leaking government secrets, will be held on May 2nd.
Many expected the trials to take place after the May 9 election; however, considering the gravity of the case, the court seems to have expedited their schedule.
It is unclear whether Park will show up for the preparatory proceeding as it is not obligatory.