Hwang Kyo-ahn

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Hwang Kyo-ahn
황교안
Hwang Kyo-ahn December 2016.jpg
President of South Korea
Acting
In office
10 March 2017 – 10 May 2017
Acting while President Park's powers and duties were suspended from 9 December 2016 to 10 March 2017
Preceded byPark Geun-hye
Succeeded byMoon Jae-in
44th Prime Minister of South Korea
In office
18 June 2015 – 11 May 2017
PresidentPark Geun-hye
Himself (Acting)
Moon Jae-in
Preceded byChoi Kyoung-hwan (Acting)
Succeeded byYoo Il-ho (Acting)
Minister of Justice
In office
11 March 2013 – 18 June 2015
Prime MinisterChung Hong-won
Lee Wan-koo
Choi Kyoung-hwan (Acting)
Preceded byGwon Jae-jin
Succeeded byKim Ju-hyeon (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1957-04-15) 15 April 1957 (age 61)
Seoul, South Korea
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Choi Ji-young
Children2
Alma materSungkyunkwan University
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationHwang Gyo-an
McCune–ReischauerHwang Kyo-an
IPAhoaŋ kjan

Hwang Kyo-ahn (Korean: 황교안, Hanja: 黃敎安, RR: Hwang Gyo-an; born 15 April 1957) is a South Korean politician and lawyer. He was the 44th Prime Minister of South Korea from 18 June 2015 to 11 May 2017. He was the Justice Minister.

Hwang was the Acting President of South Korea after the impeachment and removal of President Park Geun-hye on 10 March 2017, until the election of Moon Jae-in on 9 May 2017.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Park names Justice Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn as new PM". Yonhap. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2015.