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1st LD Writethru: S. Korea reshuffles cabinet to regain public confidence

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1st LD Writethru: S. Korea reshuffles cabinet to regain public confidence

SEOUL, June 13 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Friday reshuffled her cabinet to regain public confidence lost after the ferry sinking disaster.

Among a combined 17, heads of seven ministries were replaced, presidential spokesman Min Kyung-wook told a press briefing.

Choi Kyung-hwan, a lawmaker of the ruling Saenuri Party and a former commerce minister, was named as the finance minister who doubles as deputy prime minister for economic affairs.

Kim Myung-soo, a former university professor, was nominated as the education minister who doubles as vice prime minister for social affairs, a post newly set during this reshuffle.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140613/1st-ld-writethru-s-korea-reshuffles-cabinet-regain-public-co