(LEAD) Park carries out first major Cabinet reshuffle

June 13, 2014 3:08 AM

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SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) -- President Park Geun-hye on Friday replaced seven ministers, her first major Cabinet shake-up since taking office last year, as she is struggling to regain public confidence in her government rocked by a deadly ferry disaster.

Park tapped Choi Kyoung-hwan, a lawmaker of the ruling party who served as commerce minister in a previous government, to be the new deputy prime minister for economic affairs.

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