Fri, 25 Jun 2021

SEOUL, May 14 (Xinhua) -- 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 presidency.

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, Minister of Employment and Labor 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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