Newly-Appointed PM Promises to Boost Economy

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    January 15, 2020 09:30

    Newly appointed Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun takes the oath of office during his inauguration ceremony in Seoul on Tuesday. /Newsis

    Six-term lawmaker Chung Sye-kyun started his role as the new prime minister on Tuesday and promised to boost the economy and seek cooperation with the National Assembly.

    He was speaking at his inauguration ceremony at a government complex in Seoul.

    Chung has previously served as head of the ruling party and National Assembly speaker, and replaces Korea's longest-serving PM Lee Nak-yon.

    President Moon Jae-in, during his New Year's press conference earlier Tuesday said he would give the new PM a greater authority and administrative roles.

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