President Yoon Seok-yeol nominated candidates for the Ministry of Education and Health and Welfare, which are currently vacant, and also appointed a new vice minister, the Minister of Food and Drug Safety.

It is worth noting that all three people announced today (26th) are women experts.

First of all, this is reporter Kim Ki-tae.


The appointment of 16 ministers out of 18 government ministries has been completed.

Among the two remaining candidates, President Yoon Seok-yeol nominated Seoul National University Graduate School of Public Administration Professor Park Soon-ae as deputy prime minister and education minister and former lawmaker Kim Seung-hee as minister of health and welfare, respectively.

These are the follow-up appointments made on the 23rd and 3 days after Kim In-cheol and Jeong Ho-young were eliminated, respectively.

Candidate Park, who served as a transition member of the Political Affairs and Judicial Administration subcommittee, has a history of participating in a number of management evaluations of government public institutions.

Candidate Kim, who served as the 20th member of the National Assembly after serving as the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, served as secretary of the National Assembly's Special Committee on COVID-19 Countermeasures.

If the two candidates are appointed through the personnel hearing process, the total number of female ministers in the Yun Seok-yeol government will increase to 5, or 28%.

Yoo-kyung Oh, dean of the College of Pharmacy at Seoul National University, was appointed as the deputy minister-level Minister of Food and Drug Safety.

As promised during the presidential election, President Yoon visited the government complex in Sejong and presided over the first official cabinet meeting.

[President Seok-Yeol Yoon: Regardless of where you live, all Koreans should enjoy fair opportunities.

This is also the value of fairness that the new government is aiming for.]

After the meeting, President Yoon walked around the building to meet with the staff.

[President Seok-Yeol Yoon: A leap forward in Korea, and the breaking of regulations!]

At this cabinet meeting, the amendment to the Enforcement Decree of the Income Tax Act was voted on, including the provision of temporarily excluding heavy capital gains tax on multi-family dwellers.

(Video coverage: Joo Beom and Lee Yong-han, Video editing: Choi Jin-hwa)

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