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Scandal-struck presidential aide named vice knowledge economy minister

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사진 왼쪽부터 김재수 농림수산식품부 제1차관, 정 승 농림수산식품부 제2차관, 민승규 농촌진흥청장, 박영준 지식경제부 제2차관. (서울=연합뉴스)

President Lee Myung-bak has appointed a top official at the Prime Minister's Office, who was suspected of being involved in an illegal civilian surveillance scandal, as vice minister in charge of energy and national resources policy.

In the replacement of 23 vice ministerial officials, Lee also named his former spokesman, Park Sun-kyoo, as vice culture minister, and Chang Soo-man, vice defense minister, as the new head of the Defense Acquisition Program Administration, according to Lee's office, Cheong Wa Dae.

Lee Yong-gul, vice finance minister, was appointed vice defense minister and tasked with spearheading the country's defense reform drive.
The move follows a sweeping Cabinet reshuffle earlier this month.

Yoo Sung-kull, head of the finance ministry's budget bureau, was promoted to the post of vice minister and Lee Joon-gyu, ambassador for overseas Koreans and consular affairs, was assigned to lead the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, a think tank under the wing of the foreign ministry.

The fate of Park Young-joon, the new vice minister of knowlege economy, drew keen media attention as he has long been under pressure to step down from his current vice ministerial post at the Prime Minister's Office.

Park, one of the closest aides to the president and his elder brother Rep. Lee Sang-deuk, has handled Seoul's efforts to expand official development assistance for poor nations at the Prime Minister's Office.

But he is accused of having been involved in political affairs.
Critics say Park is suspected of being behind the recent surveillance of a businessman critical of the Lee administration by a public ethics team at the Prime Minister's Office.

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차관급 23명 교체..대폭 인사로 인적개편 마무리

이명박 대통령은 13일 특임차관에 이재오 특임장관 후보자의 측근인 김해진 전 코레일 감사를 내정하는 등 차관급 23명에 대한 인사를 단행했다.

영포회 논란 등으로 거취가 주목됐던 박영준 국무총리실 국무차장은 지식경제부 제2차관에 내정됐으며, 국방차관으로 이용걸 기획재정부 제2차관이 이동해 현 장수만 차관에 이어 연속으로 민간인 출신이 내정됐다.

장수만 차관은 방위사업청장으로 이동해 국방개혁 임무를 이어가게 됐다.

국무총리실 국무차장에는 육동한 국정운영1실장이 승진 기용됐고, 사무차장에는 김태호 국무총리 내정자의 측근인 안상근 전 경상남도 정무부지사가 내정됐다.

기획재정부 2차관으로 류성걸 기재부 예산실장이 승진했고, 교육과학기술부는 1차관에 설동근 전 부산시교육감, 2차관에 청와대 과학비서관을 지낸 김창경 한양대 교수가 각각 내정됐다.

행정안전부는 1차관에 김남석 한나라당 정책위 수석전문위원이, 2차관에 안양호 국민권익위원회 중앙행정심판위원회 상임위원이 각각 내정됐다.

문화체육관광부 1차관에 모철민 국립중앙도서관장, 2차관에 박선규 전 청와대 대변인이 내정됐고, 농림수산식품부 1차관에 김재수 농촌진흥청장, 2차관에 정승 농림수산식품기술기획평가원장이 기용됐다.


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