|12th President of South Korea|
Assumed office |
10 May 2017
|Preceded by||Hwang Kyo-ahn ((Acting)|
|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|
24 January 1953|
Geoje, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
|Political party||Democratic Party of Korea|
|Alma mater||Kyung Hee University (LL.B.)|
|Service/branch||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 is the 12th and current President of South Korea since 10 May 2017 after winning the majority vote in the 2017 presidential election.
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.
References[change | change source]
- "South Korea presidency 'won by liberal Moon Jae-in'".
- "North Korean leader to visit South for first time". Korea JoongAng Daily. March 8, 2018. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
- "Koreas make nuclear pledge after summit". BBC News. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Moon Jae-in at Wikimedia Commons
- (Korean) Moon Jae-in Camp