First Lady of South Korea

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The First Lady of the Republic of Korea (Korean: 대한민국 대통령 영부인; Hanja: 大韓民國 大統領 令夫人, informally referred to as FLOTROK or FLOSK), commonly known as the First Lady of South Korea, is the titled held by the hostess of the presidential residence, usually the wife of the President of South Korea.

Kim Keon-hee is the current First Lady of South Korea, as wife of the 13th and current President of South Korea, Yoon Suk-yeol.

First Lady of the Republic of Korea
대한민국 대통령 영부인
Incumbent
Kim Keon-hee

since 10 May 2022
AbbreviationFLOTROK, FLOSK
ResidencePresidential Residence of South Korea
Inaugural holderFranziska Donner
Formation24 July 1948 (74 years ago)
Unofficial namesFirst Lady of South Korea
Website(in English) eng.president.go.kr
(in Korean) president.go.kr

Role[change | change source]

The first lady is not elected by the citizens of South Korea, although there are no official jobs she is required to do and not paid for being the first lady, she is often involved in political campaigns, managements of the Blue House (former residence; now officially the Presidential Residence of South Korea), supporting social causes and representing and accompanying the president to and at official and ceremonial events. First spouses have focused on different initiatives and has a strong influence on public opinion of policy to fashion.