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Moon mulls Cabinet shake-up to affect three to four ministers: sources

All News 17:59 November 16, 2020

SEOUL, Nov. 16 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in is expected to carry out a Cabinet reshuffle within the coming weeks to replace a few ministers, multiple sources said Monday.

"There will be a small-scale Cabinet shake-up in late November or early December," an informed source said.

The president is likely to name new health, labor and gender equality ministers, and there's a possibility of replacing the industry and energy minister as well, the source added.

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha is likely to retain her job, as the president expects her to play a role in efforts to strengthen Seoul-Washington ties under the incoming Joe Biden administration.

Moon also seems to maintain confidence in Land and Transport Minister Kim Hyun-mi despite a fierce publish backlash against the government's real estate policy, according to another source.

It remains unclear whether SMEs and Startups Minister Park Young-sun will stay in office amid speculation that she may seek to run in the by-election for the Seoul mayorship that's slated for April next year.

Moon mulls Cabinet shake-up to affect three to four ministers: sources - 1

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