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S. Korea's Yoon defends his personnel picks

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol defended his administration nominees when pressed about his choices on Tuesday, according to Yonhap News Agency.

"Well, did you see any praiseworthy people among minister nominees of the previous administration?" Yoon was quoted as saying. "Try comparing with other administrations. Regarding people's qualifications and such."

The nation's first conservative president in five years is looking to fulfill his promise to reform the country's power structure, going as far as to move the presidential office to the defense ministry compound. However, he has been blamed for vetting failures after assembling his cabinet with ministers who had to pull their names from consideration over ethical lapses.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / NL