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Top auditor Kim Hwang-sik picked as Prime Minister nominee

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  • Published : Sept 16, 2010 - 11:13
  • Updated : Sept 16, 2010 - 11:13

 The head of the state audit agency has been picked as the country's new prime minister, a presidential source said Thursday, according to Yonhap News.

The office of President Lee Myung-bak, Cheong Wa Dae, will soon announce the nomination of Board of Audit and Inspection Chairman Kim Hwang-sik, the source said.

(Yonhap)

Kim is widely thought to be a figure suitable for carrying out the president's "fair society" campaign, according to the source.

Born in Jangseong, South Jeolla Province, in 1948, Kim studied law at Seoul National University. He passed the state bar exam in 1972 and sat as a judge at a local court. He served as a Supreme Court justice from 2005-2008.

(From news reports)