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South Korean President, Lee Myung-bak has named incumbent Labor Minister, Yim Tae-hee as his new Chief of Staff.
Analysts, say Thursday's replacement marks the beginning of a major cabinet reshuffle in the country.
Yim replaces Chung Chung-kil, who recently offered to resign after the governing Grand National Party suffered a crushing defeat in June's local elections.
Lee, is expected to make other changes as early as Sunday evening.
The President approved the resignation of Prime Minister Chung Un-chan on Wednesday, a move seen as the precursor to a bigger Cabinet shake-up. The overhaul is expected to be finished by the end of this month.
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