South Korea names new Prime Minister
Friday, 08 February 2013
SEOUL: South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye on Friday named Chung Hong-won, a former prosecutor who served as the ruling party's election nomination chief, to be the first prime minister of her incoming government.
Park also named former Defense Minister Kim Jang-soo to lead the office of national security to be established at the presidential office, and former Army Chief of Staff Park Heung-ryul to head the Presidential Security Service, Yonhap news agency reported.
Chung, 69, now a lawyer, is Park's second choice for South Korea's No. 2 post after her earlier selection, transition team chief Kim Yong-joon, gave up his nomination last week following allegations of a series of speculative land deals and other ethical lapses. (QNA)