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Chung Hung Won retained as PM of S Korea

Jun 26, 2014 12:27 IST

Chung Hung Won was retained as Prime Minster of South Korea on 25 June 2014. The President of South Korea, Park Geun-Hye announced the decision to retain the Chung Hung Won who had resigned over ferry disaster in April 2014.

Chung Hong-Won resigned as Prime Minister on 27 April 2014 taking the responsibility of government’s inability and untimely response to the ferry disaster. President Park accepted the resignation and asked him to remain in the job until new Prime Minister was found.

President Park nominated a retired Supreme Court Justice and former journalist Moon Chang-Keuk for the post of PM. But they withdrew the nominations due to controversies raised against them over the corruption and as pro-Japan respectively.

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