President Roh Tae Woo named a new prime minister and foreign minister and reshuffled eight other Cabinet posts in a bid to spruce up his party’s image before next year’s elections. Ro Jai Bong, 54, a chief aide and former university professor, was named to succeed Prime Minister Kang Young Hoon, who reportedly had asked to retire. The new foreign minister is Lee Sang Ok, current ambassador to Switzerland. Changes were also made in the posts of trade and industry, labor, unification, information, sports, transportation, communications and education.
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