|12th President of South Korea|
10 May 2017 – 9 May 2022
|Prime Minister||Hwang Kyo-ahn|
Yoo Il-ho (Acting)
Hong Nam-ki (Acting)
|Preceded by||Park Geun-hye |
Hwang Kyo-ahn ((Acting)
|Succeeded by||Yoon Suk-yeol|
|Chairman of the Democratic Party of Korea|
9 February 2015 – 27 January 2016
|Preceded by||Ahn Cheol-soo, Kim Han-gil|
|Succeeded by||Kim Chong-in|
|Member of the National Assembly|
30 May 2012 – 29 May 2016
|Preceded by||Chang Je-won|
|Succeeded by||Chang Je-won|
|Born||24 January 1953|
Geoje, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
|Political party||Democratic Party of Korea|
|Spouse(s)||Kim Jung-sook (m. 1981)|
|Alma mater||Kyung Hee University (LL.B.)|
|Branch/service||Republic of Korea Army|
|Years of service||1975-1978|
|Revised Romanization||Mun Jaein|
Moon Jae-in (Korean pronunciation: [mun.dʑɛ̝.in]; born 24 January 1953) is a South Korean politician. He was the 12th President of South Korea from 10 May 2017 until 9 May 2022. He won the majority vote in the 2017 presidential election.
Moon was the opposition leader of the Minjoo Party of Korea from 2015 to 2016. He was a member of the 19th National Assembly. He was the Democratic United Party's candidate for the 2012 presidential election after winning a majority in the party primaries. However, lost the election to Park Geun-hye.
He was formerly a lawyer and chief of staff to late President Roh Moo-hyun prior to getting into politics.
During the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea, Moon became well known for his handling of the virus and had positive support over it. It helped his party win a historic victory in the 2020 legislative election.
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- Firedhoff, Karl (April 1, 2020). "President Moon Jae-In Handled the Coronavirus Well, but Can He Win South Korea's April Elections?". The National Interest. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
- "S. Korean ruling party wins landslide election on strength of virus response". France24. April 16, 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
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