While the ruling party welcomed the president's prime minister nominee, opposition parties announced their disagreement with the decision.
During a general meeting of lawmakers at the National Assembly immediately after the nomination announcement, main opposition Democratic Party Chairwoman Choo Mi-ae said the president has formed the second "Choi Soon-sil Cabinet."
Choo said the personnel decision will wreak havoc on the current political situation.
People's Party interim leader Park Jie-won said in an emergency party meeting that it is astounding that Cabinet nominations were announced without prior notice to the opposition camp after all the discussions about establishing a bipartisan Cabinet.
He also said that public rage about the reshuffle will develop into a greater call for the impeachment and resignation of the president.
Source: KBS World Radio