South Korean President Moon Jae-in
South Korean President Moon Jae-in

S.Korea's Moon nominates ex-interior minister as new Prime Minister

ANI | Updated: Apr 16, 2021 12:02 IST


Seoul [South Korea], April 16 (ANI/Sputnik): South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday nominated ex-Interior Minister and former four-term lawmaker Kim Boo-kyum as the country's new prime minister in a cabinet reshuffle, the Yonhap news agency reported.

According to the South Korean media outlet, citing Chief of Staff You Young-min, Moon also nominated new labor, land, science and ocean ministers.
If approved by the parliament, Kim will replace Chung Sye-kyun, who had offered his resignation to run in the 2022 presidential race.
The former lawmaker served as interior minister in 2017-2019. He also ran for a parliamentary seat in the city of Daegu as a ruling party candidate. (ANI/Sputnik)

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