SEOUL, June 10 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday nominated new prime minister and spy agency chief, presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said.
Moon Chang-keuk, a former journalist at the JoongAng Ilbo daily newspaper, was named to replace the incumbent prime minister Chung Hong-won, who has offered resignation after the deadly ferry sinking disaster, presidential spokesman Min Kyung-wook told a press briefing.
South Korean ambassador to Japan Lee Byung-ki was nominated as new chief of the national intelligence service (NIS), the country' s spy agency, the spokesman said.
SEOUL, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Rival political parties in South Korea has been going neck and neck in local elections, which were seen by many as a referendum on the Park Geun-hye administration after the ferry sinking disaster.
The ruling Saenuri Party won eight of the 17 mayoral and gubernatorial seats, staging a tight race with the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD), which gained nine seats in the sixth local election, according to the National Election Commission (NEC). Full story
SEOUL, June 4 (Xinhua) -- South Koreans on Wednesday voted for local elections, which are seen as a referendum on the Park Geun- hye administration after the deadly ferry sinking disaster.
The voting started from 6 a.m. at 13,665 polling stations nationwide, continuing through 6 p.m., according to the National Election Commission (NEC). The result of the voting was expected to be outlined at around 11 p.m., five hours after the ballot counting works started. Full story