Hwang Kyo-ahn

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Hwang Kyo-ahn
Hwang Kyo-ahn December 2016.jpg
President of South Korea
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 by Park Geun-hye
Succeeded by Moon Jae-in
44th Prime Minister of South Korea
In office
18 June 2015 – 11 May 2017
President Park Geun-hye
Himself (Acting)
Moon Jae-in
Preceded by Choi Kyoung-hwan (Acting)
Succeeded by Yoo Il-ho (Acting)
Minister of Justice
In office
11 March 2013 – 18 June 2015
Prime Minister Chung Hong-won
Lee Wan-koo
Choi Kyoung-hwan (Acting)
Preceded by Gwon Jae-jin
Succeeded by Kim Ju-hyeon (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1957-04-15) 15 April 1957 (age 61)
Seoul, South Korea
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Choi Ji-young
Children 2
Alma mater Sungkyunkwan University
Korean name
Revised Romanization Hwang Gyo-an
McCune–Reischauer Hwang Kyo-an
IPA hoaŋ 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.