S. Korea's PM offers resignation - report

Thursday, 15. April 2021 09:10

South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun (pictured) has offered his resignation to President Moon Jae-in, Yonhap News Agency reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources from the presidential office and the country's ruling party.

Chung's exit and the name of his successor are reportedly expected to be announced on the same day, most likely on Friday, April 16. The former National Assembly speaker, who assumed the office of the prime minister in January 2020, is likely to run in the 2022 presidential race, according to the report.

President Moon is supposedly looking to appoint former Minister of the Interior and Safety Kim Boo-kyum as the next prime minister. Current Minister of Economy and Finance Hong Nam-ki will serve as acting prime minister until a new holder of the second-highest political office of South Korea is confirmed, the media outlet noted.

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