S Korea's president replaces aides

08:07, June 10, 2011      

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak replaced some of his aides Thursday as his fifth and last year in office nears.

Lee nominated Kim Hyo-jae of the ruling Grand National Party as the new presidential chief political affairs secretary and planning and management secretary Kim Du-woo as the top public affairs aide, according to his office Cheong Wa Dae.

Chang Dasaro, a civil affairs secretary, was tapped to replace Kim Du-woo. Presidential chief of staff Yim Tae-hee kept his post.

The reshuffle came ahead of the general elections and the presidential election slated for 2012, when Lee's single five-year stint expires.

Source: Xinhua
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