South Korea’s president on Tuesday appointed a new premier for the country, local media reported.
Former National Assembly speaker Chung Sye-kyun will be sworn in later on Tuesday, Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency reported.
Speaking to reporters, President Moon Jae-in said he would grant the prime minister a greater administrative role and authority, the agency added.
On Monday night, the National Assembly passed the confirmation motion for Chung during a plenary session although lawmakers with the main opposition Liberty Korea Party voted against it.
Chung led the National Assembly for two years through the end of May 2018.