SEOUL – Hundreds of thousands of people rallied for the fifth week of protests to demand President Park Geun-Hye’s resignation over a corruption scandal on Saturday.

A parliamentary vote to impeach Park can also take place as early as next week as a growing number of ruling party politicians back the opposition-led campaign to oust the president.

His presidency has been rocked by allegations that her close friend Choi Soon-sil, used her ties to the leader to meddle in state affairs and wield improper influence.

The president has apologised twice on national television but has so far resisted calls to resign.