South Korea now has a new Premier to lead the country's 22-member Cabinet.
SV Korean President Chun Doo Hwan (at left) shakes hands with Yoo Chang-Soon, appointed as Prime Minister.
SV Government members take oath at ceremony.
CU President Chun Doo Hwan.
SV Members recite oath PAN TO new Prime Minister who shakes hands with Korean President.
GV Night Scenes: Traffic in Seoul streets. (2 SHOTS)
GV People trying unsuccessfully to get taxis. (4 SHOTS)
SV Military policeman directs night traffic.
GV Neon sign showing time at 11.59 p.m.
SV Police barriers across road after curfew.
SV Police check vehicles and question drivers. (3 SHOTS)
SV Policeman questions person in street. Neon sign reads 12.56 a.m. (3 SHOTS)
GV Night Scenes: Empty streets after curfew.
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Background: South Korea now has a new Premier to lead the country's 22-member Cabinet. Yoo Chang-Soon, the president of the government-influenced Korea Traders' Association was sworn in by President Chun Doo Hwan at a ceremony in the South Korean capital of Seoul on Monday (4 January). Five new members of the Cabinet were also sworn in. Monday also marked the end of a 36-year midnight to four a.m. curfew for Seoul's citizens. The curfew came into force after South Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule in 1945, and was extended throughout and after the 1950-53 war with North Korea. It has remained in force since then to stop infiltration by agents from Communist North Korea and even now the curfew will continue in areas bordering North Korea. The South Korean government has removed the curfew in many areas, as part of the preparations for the 1988 Olympics and to encourage tourism.