President Park Geun-hye replaced four of her senior secretaries on this Thursday.
The president named gender equality minister and former ruling Saenuri Party lawmaker Cho Yoon-sun as secretary for political affairs.
The presidential office expects Cho's experiences in both parliament and government to help her act as a bridge the two sides.
Ruling party lawmaker An Chong-bum was named secretary for economic affairs.
The financial and welfare expert played a key role in devising the president's election pledges.
Former prosecutor Kim Young-han was appointed secretary for civil affairs.
Citing his contributions to establish law and order, the presidential office expects Kim to restore discipline in public service and to deliver public opinion to the president.
And former president of Seoul National University of Education Song Kwang-yong was appointed secretary for education and culture.
Song's career-long focus on personality-based education and fostering creativity were cited as he will lead the government's education reforms and policies to achieve cultural prosperity.
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