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Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-hye has now left the presidential palace, two days after judges upheld parliament’s decision to impeach her.
Ms Park, who has still not commented on the ruling, is heading for her home in southern Seoul.
She has been impeached over her role in a corruption scandal involving close friend, Choi Soon-sil.
Ms Park’s opponents, who are calling for her arrest, and her supporters both held rallies in Seoul on Saturday.
Ms Park has now lost her immunity and could face criminal proceedings over accusations she allowed Ms Choi to extort money from companies in return for political favours.
Ms Park left the presidential complex, the so-called Blue House, at about 19:00 local time (10:00 GMT) on Sunday after saying goodbye to her staff.
Hundreds of her supporters were waiting for her at her home in the Samseong district, with about 1,000 police in attendance.
Workers were seen carrying household goods into the two-storey private residence.
Hwang Kyo-ahn, who is loyal to Ms Park, is now the acting president.
The country’s election commission says a “free and fair” vote will be held by 9 May at the latest.
The early front-runner in the election, human rights lawyer Moon Jae-in, of the Democratic Party, warned Ms Park she “must not destroy or take the national records outside” the Blue House.