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Parliament endorses deputy prime minister nominee

All News 10:57 June 09, 2017

SEOUL, June 9 (Yonhap) -- The National Assembly on Friday endorsed President Moon Jae-in's pick for deputy prime minister for economic affairs following a confirmation hearing this week.

Kim Dong-yeon, who was tapped to double as finance minister, was approved by the parliamentary strategy and finance committee, paving the way for his appointment.

His appointment did not require parliamentary consent, but parliament's rejection of the candidate would have cast a political burden on the president.


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