South Korean president names new prime minister, 7 other ministers in Cabinet reshuffleBy AP
Sunday, August 8, 2010
SKorean president names new prime minister
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has named former provincial governor Kim Tae-ho as his new prime minister as part of a Cabinet reshuffle.
Presidential secretary for public relations Hong Sang-pyo said Sunday in a televised news conference that the shake-up also included the minister of knowledge economy, education and five others.
The reshuffle comes amid tension with North Korea over Seoul’s massive naval drills off the west coast, including spots near the two Koreas’ disputed sea border.