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Moon replaces top aides with eye on 2020 general election

South Korean president brings close allies to inner circle amid waning public support

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has installed close allies in his cabinet in an effort to shore up his flagging approval ratings.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in has shaken up his cabinet by appointing close associates to senior positions, part of an effort to build up his political muscle ahead of the general election scheduled for April 2020.

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