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The Latest: Ousted S.Korea leader leaves presidential palace

A vehicle, front left, carrying ousted South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye, center in the car,  leaves from the presidential Blue House to her private home in Seoul. South Korea, Sunday, March 12, 2017. Park left the presidential palace on Sunday evening, two days after the country's Constitutional Court removed her from office over a massive corruption scandal. (Baek Seung-yul/Yonhap via AP)

A vehicle, front left, carrying ousted South Korea's former President Park Geun-hye, center in the car, leaves from the presidential Blue House to her private home in Seoul. South Korea, Sunday, March 12, 2017. Park left the presidential palace on Sunday evening, two days after the country's Constitutional Court removed her from office over a massive corruption scandal. (Baek Seung-yul/Yonhap via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on the removal from office of South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local):

7:20 p.m.

Ousted South President Park Geun-hye has left the presidential palace in Seoul two days after the country's Constitutional Court removed her from office over a corruption scandal.

An official from the Blue House said Sunday evening that Park left for her private house in southern Seoul, where hundreds of police officers, reporters and supporters were gathered in anticipation of her arrival.

Workers were earlier seen carrying a television, washing machine, bed and other household items into the house.

The Constitutional Court formally removed Park from office on Friday, upholding an impeachment motion filed by lawmakers amid suspicions that she colluded with a confidante to extort money and favors from companies.

South Korea must elect a new president by early May.