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South Korean President Moon Jae-in replaces Prime Minister, cabinet members in major reshuffle

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After a disappointing defeat in local elections, South Korean President Moon Jae-in replaced the country's Prime Minister and six other cabinet members. The President has named Kim Boo-kyum, a former interior minister and four-term lawmaker, as the new Prime Minister of the country. Boo-kyum will succeed Chung Sye-kyun. Moon's 5-year term comes to an end in 2022. His party suffered a major defeat in the elections.