South Korea’s parliament approved President Park Geun-hye’s choice for prime minister on Thursday after the incumbent stepped down following an allegation he accepted illegal campaign funds from a businessman.
The post of prime minister is largely ceremonial in South Korea with the main responsibility being the head of the cabinet. Three nominees have had to step down before confirmation after allegations of impropriety surfaced.
Park’s nominee is Justice Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, a career prosecutor whom Park’s office said was the right person to clean up corruption and help bring about political reform.
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