Yoon Suk Yeol Announces Cabinet Reshuffle, Appoints New Vice Ministers

SEOUL - President Yoon Suk Yeol executed a partial Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, replacing several vice ministers ahead of April's general elections.

According to Yonhap News Agency, Kim Yoon-sang, the head of the Public Procurement Service, has been appointed as the second vice finance minister, taking over from Kim Wan-Sup, who is reportedly preparing for a parliamentary run. The office described the new vice minister as a seasoned financial technocrat with extensive experience in finance and budget affairs, noted for his exceptional work capability.

Shin Young-sook, formerly at the helm of the National Human Resources Development Institute, was named as the new vice gender equality minister. Additionally, Jin Hyun-hwan and Song Myung-dal were selected as the first vice land minister and vice oceans minister, respectively, replacing Kim Oh-jin and Park Sung-hoon, who are reportedly pursuing parliamentary seats in Daegu and Busan.

The reshuffle also includes the appointment of Im Ki-keun, a senior finance ministry official, as the head of the Public Procurement Service. Son Young-taek was tapped as the chief secretary of the Office for Government Policy Coordination, transitioning from his current role as the head of the civil affairs department at the office.

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