03:53 GMT26 January 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday appointed on former leader of the Democratic Party Choo Mi-ae as the new justice minister, media reported.

    On 14 October, previous Justice Minister Cho Kuk resigned slightly over a month after his appointment, amid a corruption scandal involving his family.

    Moon nominated Choo for the position of justice minister on 5 December, and she has gone through the parliamentary confirmation process, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported, citing the presidential administration.

    Choo chaired the Democratic Party in 2016-2018 and has been a member of the National Assembly since 2008. She also served as a lawmaker from 1996-2004.


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