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Reporter : Nam Hyun-woo
Sun, July 3, 2022 | 17:50
Yoon nominates Han Duck-soo as prime minister
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol named former Prime Minister Han Duck-soo as the first premier of his administration. During a press conference, Sunday, Yoon named the 72-year-old as the prime minister, saying he “served a number of key government posts, thanks to his expertise.” “The new government must pave the way for an economic rebound amid difficulties both inside and outs...
Aides to Yoon, Moon agree on budget for presidential office relocation
Aides to President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol and President Moon Jae-in have reached a temporary agreement on Yoon's plan to relocate the presidential office to the defense ministry compound, with his team seeking government approval for more than 30 billion won ($24.6 million) out of the 49.6 billion won total cost.
'It doesn't hurt'
A child gets a jab of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Gwangju, Thursday, as Korea began vaccinations for children aged between 5 and 11. The kids will be given smaller doses, one-third of the dosage given to teens and adults. Yonhap
President-elect to ease regulations on real estate
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol told his transition team to undo the incumbent Moon Jae-in administration's toughened regulations on the real estate market, living up to his election pledge to look for a new way other than punishing owners of multiple homes to boost housing supply to the public.
Moon vows to cooperate on presidential office relocation
President Moon Jae-in said he will “cooperate” with President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's plan to relocate the presidential office, Monday, during their first meeting that came 19 days after the presidential election on March 9. “President Moon said the decision over the location of the presidential office is fully up to the incoming government,” Yoon's Chief of Staff Rep. Chang Je...
Over half of Koreans view Yoon will do good job as president
More than half of the public looked positively on the prospect of President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's presidency, a survey showed, Friday.
North Korea's ICBM launch complicates President-elect Yoon's defense vision
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's leadership being put to the test after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un gave his military the greenlight to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Thursday, marking a return to nuclear brinkmanship. According to South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff, the North fired the missile from a location near Sunan airport in Pyongyang. The m...
President-elect fires back at President's proposal for cordial meeting
President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that he had invited President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol to a meeting with no preconditions, but Yoon expressed enmity toward Moon's offer, aggravating the relationship between the incoming and outgoing administrations further.
Moon-Yoon feud spreads to nomination of central bank chief
President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol and President Moon Jae-in clashed again on Wednesday with the two locking horns this time over the nomination of the central bank governor. Yoon denied Cheong Wa Dae's explanation that it consulted with the president-elect before nominating the new Bank of Korea (BOK) governor. The nominations of several key posts, including the BOK governor, wer...
Conflict intensifies over relocation of presidential office
Concerns are growing over a smooth transfer of power due to an escalating conflict between the incoming and outgoing administrations over President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol's plan to move the presidential office to the defense ministry compound in Yongsan District. The ruling and opposition blocs are refusing to budge in their confrontation over the controversial relocation plan, ...