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ULD President Lee Han-dong Likely to Become Prime Minister

May 21,2000

President Kim Dae-jung will appoint the replacement for Park Tae-joon, the former Prime Minister, as early as May 22. Lee Han-dong, the current president of United Liberal Democrats, appears the most likely figure to be appointed as prime minister.

Chong Wa Dae spokesperson Park Joon-young announced on May 21 that, "President Kim's will to maintain and revive the inauguration of the joint administration is unchanged." He emphasized that "the appointment of the new prime minister is the first priority." After establishing the joint administration of the ULD and Millenium Democratic Party, the ULD was given the responsiblity of selecting the new prime minister.

Han Kwang-ok, the chief secretary of the Chong Wa Dae, visited Kim Jong-pil, the honorary president of the ULD in the evening of May 20, and delivered the presidential request to recommend a new prime minister.

Chong Wa Dae spokesperson Park said that Han especially "emphasized the will of President Kim to maintain the inaugural spirit of the joint administration, which looked to overcome the foreign exchange crisis and process of national affair reform." A source from the ruling party also commented "Therefore, President Kim has determined that ULD president Lee Han-dong is the most appropriate prime ministerial candidate in the continuation of this inaugural spirit. The honorary ULD president Kim Jong-pil shares the same sentiment."




by Kim Jin-kook







이한동 자민련총재 차기 총리 유력

김대중(金大中)대통령은 이르면 22일 박태준(朴泰俊)전 국무총리의 후임을 임명한다.후임총리에는 자민련 이한동(李漢東)총재가 유력한 것으로 알려졌다
 박준영(朴晙瑩)청와대대변인은 21일 “공동정부의 출범정신을 유지하고 살려야한다는 金대통령의 생각에는 변함이 없다”며 “이는 신임총리 인선에서 고려할 첫번째 사항”이라고 강조했다.DJP공동정권 출범뒤 국무 총리는 자민련이 맡았다.
 이와 관련,한광옥(韓光玉)청와대 비서실장은 20일 밤 자민련 김종필(金鍾泌)명예총재를 찾아가,총리를 추천해달라는 金대통령의 뜻을 전달했다.
 특히 韓실장은 “외환위기의 극복과 국정개혁 과정에서 돋보인 공동정권의 출범정신을 임기말까지 살려가겠다는 金대통령의 의지를 설명했다”고 朴대변인은 전했다.여권 관계자는“그런 맥락에서 후임총리로 이한동총재가 적임자라는게 金대통령의 판단이며,金명예총재도 같은 생각”이라고 말했다.








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