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News summary on the way home from work, Subsletter Evening.



There are many people who played supporting roles at the presidential inauguration ceremony celebrating the launch of the new government, and one of them is Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom.

As it is customary for him to attend the inauguration ceremony and say hello.

Prime Minister candidate Han Deok-soo, who has not yet been approved by the National Assembly, also attended the inauguration ceremony and watched the scene.

Isn't this a scene that clearly shows the reality of the Yun Seok-Yeol administration, which was launched as a 'half cabinet'?        


Kim Bu-gyeom congratulated the new government


Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom read a meal at the inauguration ceremony, following the custom of the Prime Minister to congratulate the new government.

The greeting is not long.

It expresses gratitude and respect for the outgoing President Moon Jae-in and says, "I pray with all the people that the Yun Seok-yeol administration will unite the will of the people and continue the endless development of the Republic of Korea."   


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Congratulations on your inauguration as President.


I would also like to express my sincere thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate the new President's inauguration.


I would also like to express my gratitude and respect to President Moon Jae-in, the 19th President of the Republic of Korea, who has resigned after completing the administration of the government for the past five years.


The new government takes the first step today, declaring its grand ambition to open a Republic of Korea of ​​fairness and common sense, freedom and integration.


I pray with all the people that the Yun Seok-yeol administration will unite the people's will and continue the endless development of the Republic of Korea over the next five years.


Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom gave a greeting because the National Assembly approval process for Prime Minister Han Deok-soo was delayed, but this is not the first time this has happened.

At the inauguration ceremony of the 18th President Park Geun-hye, then Prime Minister Kim Hwang-shik, the last prime minister of the Lee Myung-bak administration, read a meal.

However, then Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik made the meal a little longer, giving meaning to "We gathered here to celebrate her historic inauguration as Korea's first female president."


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Han Deok-soo at the inauguration ceremony...

2008 and today


Going further back, at the inauguration of former President Lee Myung-bak in February 2008, Roh Moo-hyun's last prime minister, then Prime Minister Han Deok-su, read a meal aloud. 


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With all the people, I believe and expect that President Lee Myung-bak will wisely overcome the challenges that come to us and achieve peace and prosperity in the Republic of Korea based on his new leadership.


The role of Prime Minister Han Duk-soo 14 years ago is now Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom.

At the end of the inauguration ceremony, President Yoon was seen greeting candidate Han Deok-soo. 



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President Yoon's first approval is also 'Agreement on appointment of Han Deok-soo' 


After the inauguration ceremony, President Yoon moved to the Yongsan Presidential Office and signed a motion to appoint Prime Minister Han Deok-soo, which will be sent to the National Assembly, and this was the 'No. 1 approval'.


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It is said that President Yoon called a candidate on the 5th and said, "The only prime minister under the Yun Seok-yeol administration is Han Deok-soo."

It was a strong statement of confidence in a candidate.



President Yoon then officially appointed seven people, including Choo Kyung-ho, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance, Lee Jong-ho, Minister of Science and ICT, Lee Jong-seop, Defense Minister, Han Hwa-jin, Environment Minister, Lee Jung-sik, Employment and Labor Minister, Jeong Hwang-geun, Agriculture, Livestock, Livestock and Food Minister, and Cho Seung-hwan, Minister of Oceans and Fisheries. These are the persons whose personnel hearing progress report was adopted by agreement of the ruling and opposition parties after going through a personnel hearing at the National Assembly.



To appoint a minister, the Prime Minister has to go through the proposal, and Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom suggested them.

Prime Minister Kim is showing signs of cooperating with the new government.


Prime Minister Bu-gyeom Kim's retirement ceremony on the 12th  


Appointing seven ministers was easy, but appointing the remaining ministerial candidates is not easy.

It started as a 'half cabinet', but this situation could last for a long time. 



Let's take a closer look.

Ministerial candidates who have completed the personnel hearings but have not received a personnel hearing progress report are Sang-Min Lee (Ministry of Public Administration and Security), Jin Park (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Dong-Hoon Han (Ministry of Justice), Ho-Young Jeong (Ministry of Health and Welfare), Hee-Ryong Won (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport), and Bo-Gyun Park (Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) , and Lee Chang-yang (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy) candidate.



Three candidates, including Kwon Young-se (Ministry of Unification), Lee Young (Small and Medium Business Ventures), and Kim Hyeon-suk (Ministry of Gender Equality and Family), are scheduled to hold hearings on the 11th and 12th. There is.

In particular, a vacancy for the Deputy Prime Minister for Social Affairs is inevitable for a while.

It is not even clear whether a plenary session will be held to vote on the approval of a prime minister candidate.



Under this circumstance, Prime Minister Bu-gyeom Kim is planning to carry out his duties until tomorrow (the 11th) and hold his retirement ceremony the day after (12th).

So, the uncomfortable living together will be over in two days, today and tomorrow.

After Prime Minister Kim resigned, Deputy Prime Minister Choo Kyung-ho would act as acting prime minister.


Some ministers 'uncomfortable living together' seems inevitable 


As the Yoon Seok-yeol administration's 'first cabinet' started with 'half' without appointing the prime minister and many ministerial posts, there is a growing possibility that Deputy Prime Minister Choo Kyung-ho will exercise the right to recommend ministers as acting prime minister.



There are many observations that the appointment of candidates for whom the hearing report has not been adopted will be enforced even after the hearing period has ended. You can expect the nominations of candidates to be enforced. 



Even if some ministers are appointed, it is highly likely that some ministers of the Moon Jae-in government will remain and live with the Yoon Seok-yeol government in an 'uncomfortable' way for the time being to obtain a quorum for the decision of the cabinet meeting.

The day after tomorrow (12th), the first cabinet meeting of the new government will be held to vote on the supplementary budget (additional budget) for loss compensation for the self-employed and small business owners. It is a situation where some ministers of the Moon Jae-in government have to attend. 


a piece of the day

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In line with the inauguration of the new president, the Blue House was fully opened to the public for the first time in 74 years.



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(Photo = Yonhap News)

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