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(LEAD) Park conducts reshuffle of presidential secretariat

All News 10:52 June 08, 2016

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SEOUL, June 8 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye on Wednesday conducted a small-scale reshuffle of her senior secretaries and vice-ministerial officials amid calls for a personnel shift in the wake of the ruling Saenuri Party's defeat in April's parliamentary polls.

Park appointed former Saenuri Party lawmaker Kim Jae-won as her new senior secretary for political affairs while naming Hyun Dai-won, a professor at the communication department of Sogang University, as her senior secretary for future strategy.

She also appointed Kim Yong-seung, vice president of the Catholic University of Korea, as her chief secretary for educational and cultural affairs.

Park also appointed three new vice ministers.

Kim Hyung-suk, presidential secretary for unification affairs, was appointed as vice minister of the Unification Ministry, while Lee Joon-won, senior official in charge of food industry policy at the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, was promoted to the position of vice farm minister.

Park also promoted Lee Jung-sub, senior official in charge of environmental policy at the Ministry of Environment, to vice minister.


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