South Korea: Lots of Kims, But No Kin

Lots of Kims, But No Kin

Ever since he approved the enactment of democratic reforms last month, President Chun Doo Hwan has been pressured to fill key posts in his Cabinet with appointees who are not members of the ruling Democratic Justice Party Last week Chun complied -- sort of. He replaced eight D.J.P.-affiliated Cabinet officials with men who do not belong to the party, though most of them, like Chun himself, are associated with the South Korean military. He also appointed a new Prime Minister, Kim Chung Yul, 69, a former air force general who served as Seoul's Ambassador to Washington from 1963 to 1967.

Opposition...