Korean president appoints new prime minister, others




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South Korean President, Moon Jae-, on Friday appointed a new prime minister and four ministers after a cabinet reshuffle last month for the year of his five-year tenure.

Moon conferred the certificate of on Prime Minister, Kim Boo-kyum, a former four-term lawmaker who served as the interior minister the first cabinet of the Moon , according to the Blue House.

During a ceremony held the complex, Moon also presented the certificates to Minister of Science and ICT, Lim Hye-sook, Minister of , Industry and Energy Moon, Sung-wook.

Others are; Minister of Employment and Labour, An Kyung-duk and Minister of Land, and Transport, Noh Hyeong-ouk.

They were nominated for the posts after the ruling Democratic ’s rout in mayoral by-elections for the capital Seoul and the biggest city of Busan in April.

(Xinhua/NAN)