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    South Korean President Appoints Governor Lee Nak-Yon as PM

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    Newly-elected South Korean President appointed South Jeolla Province Governor as prime minister, South Korean media reported Wednesday.

    SEOUL (Sputnik) — Newly-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in appointed South Jeolla Province Governor Lee Nak-yon as prime minister, South Korean media reported Wednesday.

    ​Moon also offered Suh Hoon to lead the South Korean intelligence agency and Im Jong-seok to serve as the presidential chief of staff, according to the Yonhap news service.

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