South Korean Prime Minister
South Korean Prime Minister and the acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn speaks during a cabinet meeting at the Goverment Complex in Seoul, South Korea REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

The South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn will receive briefings from senior presidential secretaries after President Park Geun-hye was impeached on Friday, 9 December. Hwang will be addressed on Monday and Tuesday on state affairs from aides of Park.

According to the Blue House, the prime minister and also acting president of the country will receive updates on foreign policy, judicial, personnel and economic affairs. Hwang, who assumed presidential authority late on Friday, has led a National Security Council meeting, met with the cabinet twice and visited the military headquarters since then to maintain peace in the country.

Hwang has also sought to calm anxiety over national security and called on officials to reassure financial markets, while, Park's presidency is held in midpoint pending the outcome of a Constitutional Court review of her impeachment, which may take up to 180 days.

The scandal-hit president's term was set to end in February 2018. But, if the court upholds her impeachment, she will become the first democratically elected leader to step down from office early in shame.

Meanwhile, on Monday, the South Korean Constitutional Court said that no date has been set yet to review the impeachment voting of Park.

The 64-year-old Park was embroiled in a political controversy over accusations of allowing her friend, Choi Soon-sil, to access government documents without authorisation. Since then, demands for her resignation have been growing. However, Park has denied any wrongdoing but apologized for the carelessness in her ties with Choi.