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Park carries out reshuffle of key secretaries amid scandal

Legal secretary Woo Byung-woo (left) and policy secretary Ahn Jong-beom
Legal secretary Woo Byung-woo (left) and policy secretary Ahn Jong-beom
President Park Geun-hye carried out reshuffle of key secretaries on Sunday amid mounting political pressure on her to act to ease public anger over her close confidante's influence-peddling scandal.

A presidential spokesman said President Park appointed Choi Jae-kyung, former head of the prosecution office in Incheon, as new senior legal secretary to replace Woo Byung-woo.

Cheong Wa Dae also said President Park accepted resignations from chief of staff Lee Won-jong, senior policy secretary Ahn Jong-beom, senior political secretary Kim Jae-won and presidential spokesman Kim Sung-woo.

The presidential office said Park will soon name new chief presidential secretary and other senior aides.  (khnews@heraldcorp.com)

 

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