South Korea: New prime minister appointed

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Former Korean journalist Lee Nak-Yon has been nominated as Prime Minister by the South Korean parliament, on Wednesday May 31, which will allow President Moon Jae-In to Replace the ministers appointed by the fallen president.

The National Assembly validated the appointment of the Prime Minister by 164 votes to 20, while the 107 elected members of the Liberty Party of Korea (conservative opposition) abstained. The appointment of Mr. Lee, a four-time MP, was delayed by accusations that his wife used a false address in 1989 to obtain a teaching position in Seoul, according to the same source.

In South Korea, powers are concentrated in the hands of the president and the prime minister plays an essential honorary role.

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