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Korean president appoints new prime minister, others


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

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

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

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

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


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