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Parliament adopts hearing report on education minister nominee

All Headlines 17:55 July 03, 2017

SEOUL, July 3 (Yonhap) -- A parliamentary committee on Monday adopted a report on the outcome of a confirmation hearing for Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister-nominee Kim Sang-kon, paving the way for his official appointment.

The adoption of the report is a key part of the parliamentary confirmation process before President Moon Jae-in formally appoints him.

During the two-day hearing last week, the former education superintendent of Gyeonggi Province came under intense scrutiny over plagiarism allegations and his ideological views. He denied the plagiarism suspicions.

This photo, taken on June 30, 2017, shows Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister-nominee Kim Sang-kon speaking during a parliamentary confirmation hearing at the National Assembly in Seoul. (Yonhap)

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