President Moon Jae-in's nominee for Justice Minister, lawmaker Choo Mi-ae of the ruling Democratic Party, spoke to reporters on Thursday and said the public is strongly demanding judicial reform.
And she vowed to meet that demand.
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"Our citizens sincerely want a judicial branch that focuses on people's rights and livelihoods. I think President Moon's offer could be understood as an invitation to work together with the administration to achieve the public's aspirations."
Choo has served five terms in liberal administrations in a political career that spans more than 20 years.
She served before as a judge at several district courts as well as the Gwangju High Court.
Choo's nomination comes around 50 days after former justice minister Cho Kuk stepped down over corruption allegations involving his family.
Choo is now required to go through the National Assembly's confirmation hearing within the next 20 days.
If she is appointed, it will raise the number of female ministers in the Moon administration to six.