President-elect Park names ex-prosecutor to be prime minister

Park Sae-jin Reporter() | Posted : April 26, 2013, 09:58 | Updated : April 26, 2013, 09:58
President-elect Park Geun-hye Feb. 8 nominated Chung Hong-won, a former veteran prosecutor who served as chairman of the ruling party's 2012 National Assembly elections nomination committee, as the first prime minister of her government, a top transition team official said. Park is set to be sworn in as the country's first female president on Feb. 25.

Chung's nomination is subject to National Assembly approval.

Park also named former Defense Minister Kim Jang-soo to lead the presidential office of national security, and former Army Chief of Staff Park Heung-ryul to head the presidential security service, the transition team's vice chairman, Rep. Chin Young, said.
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