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Yoon's cabinet taking shape at quick pace with new ministers named on Thursday Updated: 2022-05-12 17:15:12 KST

President Yoon Suk-yeol has added two more to his cabinet, SMEs Minister Lee Young and Industry Minister Lee Chang-yang.
That's four new names added on this Thursday.
For more we have our Kim Yeon-seung on the line.
Yeon-seung, Yoon's Cabinet seats are filling up fast.

Yes, Mok-yeon. It's day three since President Yoon Suk-yeol took office,
and already more than half of his cabinet seats are filled.
The latest additions are SMEs Minister Lee Young and Industry Minister Lee Chang-yang.
Four cabinet seats have been filled today alone, with foreign and interior ministers Park Jin and Lee Sang-min also added this morning.
But some say that Yoon is rushing to fill his cabinet.
Yoon's decision to appoint Park and Lee as ministers on Thursday morning has especially stoked criticism, as Yoon decided to push ahead with the appointments despite the delay in the National Assembly's approval.
Considering the time it took for past administrations to complete their starting Cabinet members, Yoon is moving at a faster pace to fill his.
Some speculate that his rush had to do with Yoon's cabinet meeting earlier this afternoon.
The meeting was convened to discuss an item that Yoon had time and time again stressed was urgent the extra budget bill for pandemic-battered businesses.
Yoon needed a minimum of 11 people present and with the recent additions Yoon just made the cut.
SMEs Minister Lee Young and Industry Minister Lee Chang-yang couldn't join the meeting, because their approval from the National Assembly came just before but the foreign and interior ministers Park and Lee were able to make it.
With the former Moon Jae-in administration's Health Minister Kwon Deok-chul and Land Minister Noh Hyeong-ouk also present, a total of 12 made it to the meeting.
An official at the presidential office said on Thursday that they're mainly focusing on continuing state affairs without any gaps as the country is trudging through difficult economic times and as it prepares for the U.S.-South Korea summit and the local elections.
But appointing the prime minister may need more time, as the ruling and the opposition parties remain at a contentious gridlock over the Yoon-picked nominee, Han Duck-soo.
Back to you, Mok-yeon.
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