With each new personnel selection, President-elect Park Geun-hye has shown a tendency to pick people with overlapping educational and personal backgrounds, prompting some to question whether she has given any consideration to national unity and balanced appointments.
Along with the prime minister nominee and justice minister nominee, seven out of 30 appointees picked up to Tuesday are Sungkyunkwan alumni in Park’s incoming Cabinet and presidential office.
Regional considerations are also an issue. A total of 11 Cabinet nominees are from Seoul and the adjacent city of Incheon, while nine other appointees come from the southeastern South and North Gyeongsang provinces. (Yonhap News)