December 02, 2019 08:30
With President Moon Jae-in looking to reshuffle his Cabinet ahead of general elections in April, sources say he will likely announce his picks for prime minister and justice minister sometime this week.
Four-term Minjoo Party lawmaker Kim Jin-pyo is widely tipped to be the next prime minister. Kim is an expert in economics and previously served as finance minister, doubling as deputy prime minister from 2003 to 2004.
For the post of justice minister, Moon is said to be looking at five-term Minjoo Party lawmaker Choo Mi-ae. Choo, a former judge and Minjoo Party leader, is seen as someone who would help drive the administration's reform of the prosecution system to gain the public's trust.
Moon is also expected to replace some other ministers.
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