First woman prime minister for S. Korea

South Korea's new Prime Minister is to be a woman for the first time. Feminist lawmaker Han Myung-Sook has been nominated for the post by President Roh Moo-Hyun, according to official sources.

First woman prime minister for S. Korea

61-year-old Han served as minister of gender equality in 2001 and environment minister in 2003. The appointment is subject to parliamentary approval. The post of prime minister was vacated last week by Lee Hae-Chan, who stepped down in disgrace after apologising for playing golf on March 1, the first day of a major national railway strike.

 

Last Mod: 20 Eylül 2018, 18:16
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