Blue House announces reshuffle
President Park Geun-hye nominated Friday Representative Lee Wan-koo, floor leader of the ruling Saenuri Party, as her new prime minister.
A series of appointments for the Blue House secretariat was also announced. Hyun Jung-taik, former president of the Korea Development
Institute, was named to the newly created post of the presidential senior secretary for policy coordination.
Woo Byung-woo, presidential secretary for civil affairs, was promoted to senior secretary for civil affairs.
Cho Shin, head of the Yonsei Institute of Convergence Technology at Yonsei University, was named senior secretary for future strategy.
Lee Myung-jae, former prosecutor-general, was appointed a special advisor to the president for civil affairs.
Shin Sung-ho, former JoongAng Ilbo editorial writer, was named special advisor for public affairs.
Kim Sung-woo, a senior executive of SBS, was named special advisor for social and cultural affairs.