After the inauguration ceremony in Yongsan Oval Office, President Yoon Seok-yeol went back to work in the afternoon.

The first approval was a motion to appoint Prime Minister Han Deok-soo to be sent to the National Assembly.

Seven ministers, including the Minister of Strategy and Finance, were also appointed first, but for the first time, it was launched as a half cabinet.

Correspondent Park Won-kyung.


After his inauguration ceremony, President Yoon Seok-yeol arrived at his office in Yongsan, Seoul, and approved the motion for appointment of Prime Minister Han Deok-soo to the National Assembly.

The National Assembly must hold a plenary session and vote within 20 days after the motion for appointment is received, but the date of the plenary session is still in the fog.

The People's Power, which became the ruling party, urged the opening of the plenary session as soon as possible, but

[Kwon Seong-dong/People's Power floor leader (CBS Radio today): If someone who has been recognized for his ability after leaving the regime is a candidate for Prime Minister Han Deok-soo, then says he does not agree to that. In the end, it's nothing but an anklet.] The

Democratic Party is not willing to cooperate.

[Kang Byung-won / Democratic Party Human Resources Special Commissioner: Since he is the first prime minister, let it pass unconditionally, that's why I chose that person.

Coming out like this could also be the beginning of another misfortune.]

President Yoon also approved the appointment of seven ministers, including Deputy Prime Minister of Economy and Finance Choo Kyung-ho and Minister of Strategy and Finance.

These are the persons whose personnel hearing report was adopted by the National Assembly, and Prime Minister Kim Bu-gyeom exercised the right to propose the appointment in the morning of the 10th.

However, the seven new government members of the State Council are still insufficient to meet the quorum for the first State Council meeting scheduled for the next day.

At the request of Deputy Prime Minister Choo Kyung-ho, who will act as the prime minister, President Yoon may appoint five additional candidates as ministers whose deadline for retransmission of the hearing report has passed, but it still falls short of the 15-member quorum of the State Council under the Constitution.

For this reason, there is a high possibility that the first cabinet meeting will produce an awkward scene in which former and current government officials are present together.

President Yoon also signed a bill to appoint 20 deputy ministers from 15 ministries.

In the Yoon Seok-yeol administration, which was launched as a 'half cabinet', the ministries for which no new ministers have been appointed are expected to be operated as vice-ministers for the time being.

(Video coverage: Yang Doo-won, video editing: Park Jeong-sam)