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Second Recent Choice for Premier Rejected

August 29, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

SOUTH KOREA

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South Korea's parliament rejected President Kim Dae Jung's nominee for prime minister for the second time in a month.

Chang Dae Hwan, 50, was rejected 151-112 after he was grilled for three days over company loans and a land deal in which he did not pay the required inheritance tax.

Late last month, parliament rejected Kim's earlier nominee, Chang Sang, the nation's first female prime minister nominee, citing ethical questions in her record.

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