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The Latest: SKorean lawmakers begin vote to impeach leader

  • Protesters celebrate after hearing the news of President Park Geun-hye's impeachment in front of the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. South Korean lawmakers on Friday voted to impeach Park, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Protesters celebrate after hearing the news of President Park Geun-hye's impeachment in front of the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. South Korean lawmakers on Friday voted to impeach Park, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)  (The Associated Press)

  • South Korea's Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun announces the result of the impeachment vote on South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the National Assembly in Seoul Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. South Korean lawmakers on Friday impeached Park, a stunning and swift fall for the country’s first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)

    South Korea's Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun announces the result of the impeachment vote on South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the National Assembly in Seoul Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. South Korean lawmakers on Friday impeached Park, a stunning and swift fall for the country‚Äôs first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Protesters celebrate after hearing the news of President Park Geun-hye's impeachment in front of the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. South Korean lawmakers on Friday voted to impeach Park, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    Protesters celebrate after hearing the news of President Park Geun-hye's impeachment in front of the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. South Korean lawmakers on Friday voted to impeach Park, a stunning and swift fall for the country's first female leader amid protests that drew millions into the streets in united fury.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local):

3 p.m.

South Korean lawmakers began an impeachment vote Friday against President Park Geun-hye. Success is widely expected amid a corruption scandal that has left her isolated and loathed. As hundreds of protesters massed in front of the National Assembly building, lawmakers inside lined up to enter curtained voting rooms, where they recorded their anonymous votes and then emerged and put their folded ballots in boxes.

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1 p.m.

Ahead of a vote to impeach South Korean President Park Geun-hye, opposition members of parliament sat on the floor and chanted "Impeach" with raised fists. They're confident that they'll get what they want Friday, the last day of the current parliamentary session, because dozens of members of Park's ruling party have said they'll vote against the woman who was once their standard bearer.