Hong Jun-pyo

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Hong Jun-pyo
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Chairman of the Liberty Korea Party
In office
3 July 2017[1] – 14 June 2018[2]
Preceded byChung Woo-taik (acting)
Succeeded byKim Sung-tae (acting)
In office
4 July 2011 – 9 December 2011
Preceded byJeong Ui-ha
Succeeded byNa Kyung-won (acting)
Governor of South Gyeongsang Province
In office
20 November 2012 – 9 April 2017
Preceded byKim Doo-kwan
Succeeded byKim Kyung-soo
Member of the National Assembly
In office
26 October 2001 – 9 May 2012
Preceded byKim Young-koo
Succeeded byMin Byung-doo
ConstituencySeoul Dongdaemun B
In office
30 May 1996 – 9 March 1999
Preceded byCho Soon-hwan
Succeeded byLee Hoi-chang
ConstituencySeoul Songpa A
Personal details
Born (1954-12-05) 5 December 1954 (age 64)
Changnyeong, South Korea
Political partyLiberty Korea Party
Children2
Alma materKorea University
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationHong Jun-pyo
McCune–ReischauerHong Chun-p'yo

Hong Jun-pyo (born 5 December 1954), also spelled as Hong Joon-pyo, is a South Korean politician. He was the presidential nominee of the Liberty Korea Party in the 2017 South Korean presidential election.

Hong is often seen similar to U.S. President Donald Trump and has been nicknamed "Hong Trump" due to his campaigning style.[3] He was the Chairperson of the Liberty Korea Party from July 2017 to June 2018.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Will new leader turn around Liberty Korea Party?". The Korea Herald. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  2. 김수연 (14 June 2018). "(LEAD) Main opposition leader steps down over election defeat". Yonhap News Agency.
  3. "South Korean opposition leader: Nukes are the only way to guarantee peace". CNN. 18 October 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017.