South Korea

Park reshuffles her Cabinet


President Park Geun-hye has made a number of changes to her State Council (Cabinet) including the appointment of a new Finance Minister.

The appointments announced are as follows:

Yoo Il-ho is the new Minister of Strategy and Finance

Professor Lee Joon-sik becomes Minister of Education

Hong Yun-sik is the new Minister of Interior

Joo Hyung-hwan is appointed Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy

Kang Eun-hee becomes the new Minister of Gender, Equality and Family

The nominees will go through a parliamentary confirmation hearing but their nominations are not subject to parliamentary approval.

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