South Korean PM Kim Tae-ho (l) and President Lee Myung-Bak (r)
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New PM appointed in S Korea reshuffle

South Korea's President, Lee Myung-bak, has replaced the prime minister and seven ministers in the biggest cabinet reshuffle since he took office in 2008.

His nominee to be prime minister, Kim Tae-ho, was once a provincial governor.

The reshuffle also comes less than two weeks after Mr Lee's Grand National Party won parliamentary by-elections seen as a referendum on the president.

Lucy Williamson reports.

  • 08 Aug 2010
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