Moon Jae-in

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Moon Jae-in
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12th President of South Korea
Assumed office
10 May 2017
Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn
Lee Nak-yeon
Preceded by Hwang Kyo-ahn ((Acting)
Chairman of the Democratic Party of Korea
In office
9 February 2015 – 27 January 2016
Preceded by Ahn Cheol-soo, Kim Han-gil
Succeeded by Kim Chong-in
Member of the National Assembly
In office
30 May 2012 – 29 May 2016
Preceded by Chang Je-won
Succeeded by Chang Je-won
Constituency Busan Sasang
Personal details
Born (1953-01-24) 24 January 1953 (age 65)
Geoje, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
Political party Democratic Party of Korea
Spouse(s) Kim Jeong-suk
Children 2
Alma mater Kyung Hee University (LL.B.)
Religion Roman Catholicism
Military service
Allegiance  South Korea
Service/branch Republic of Korea Army
Years of service 1975-1978
Rank ROK Army Byeongjang.png Byeongjang (Sergeant)
Korean name
Hangul 문재인
Revised Romanization Mun Jaein
McCune–Reischauer Mun Chaein

Moon Jae-in (Korean pronunciation: [mun.dʑɛ̝.in]; born 24 January 1953) is a South Korean politician. He is the 12th and current President of South Korea since 10 May 2017 after winning the majority vote in the 2017 presidential election.[1]

Moon most recently served as the opposition leader of the Minjoo Party of Korea from 2015 to 2016 and 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, but lost the election to Park Geun-hye.

He was formerly a lawyer and chief of staff to late President Roh Moo-hyun prior to his entrance into politics.

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