South Korea Parliament approves Park's pick for PM after scandal

The post of Prime Minister is largely ceremonial in South Korea with the main responsibility being the head of the cabinet. Three nominees have had to step down before confirmation after allegations of impropriety surfaced.
            
Park's nominee is Justice Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, a career prosecutor whom Park's office said was the right person to clean up corruption and help bring about political reform.
            
Following parliament's approval, Hwang must be formally named by the president and sworn in before he becomes Prime Minister.
            
Park has vowed to clean up political corruption as her conservative Saenuri Party tries to maintain its parliamentary majority in a general election to be held early next year.
            
Park's public support has dipped below the 35 percent mark in recent weeks because of criticism her government was slow to respond to an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. 

Source:  Online Hindi News 
 
 
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