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Lee taps ex-Gyeongsang official as vice special affairs minister

President Lee Myung-bak tapped Cho Yoon-myoung, former vice administrative governor of South Gyeongsang Province, as vice special affairs minister, Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday.

The 56-year-old Cho, who is currently a senior adviser for the ruling Saenuri Party, was picked for his rich experience in government and communication ability, the presidential office said.

Lee also named Lim Ki-chul, presidential secretary for science and technology, as permanent member of the National Science & Technology Commission. Lim, 56, served as vice chief of the Science and Technology Policy Institute for two stints from 2008-2010 and from 2002-2005.

By Song Sang-ho (
Korea Herald daum