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SEOUL - The South Korean politician likely to emerge as the next president promised justice and common sense on Sunday as workers renovated the home of ousted leader Park Geun-hye to prepare for her departure from the presidential Blue House.
The Constitutional Court ruled on Friday to uphold a parliamentary vote to impeach Park, dismissing her from office over an influence-peddling scandal that has shaken the country's political and business elite.
A snap presidential election will be held by May 9.
Leading in opinion polls to succeed Park is liberal politician Moon Jae-in, who advocates reconciliation with North Korea.
"We still have a long way to go. We have to make this a country of justice, of common sense through regime change," Moon told a news conference on Sunday.
"We all have to work together for a complete victory."
Park, 65, is South Korea's first democratically elected leader to be forced from office.