Park Geun-hye

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In this Korean name, the family name is Park.
Park Geun-hye
11th President of South Korea
Assumed office
25 February 2013
Prime Minister Jung Hong-won
Preceded by Lee Myung-bak
Leader of the Saenuri Party
In office
17 December 2011 – 15 May 2012
Preceded by Hong Jun-pyo
Succeeded by Hwang Woo-yea
In office
23 March 2004 – 10 July 2006
Preceded by Choe Byeong-ryeol
Succeeded by Kang Jae-sup
Member of the National Assembly
In office
30 May 2012 – 10 December 2012
Constituency Proportional Representation No. 11
In office
3 April 1998 – 29 May 2012
Preceded by Kim Suk-won
Succeeded by Lee Jong-jin
Constituency Dalseong
Personal details
Born 2 February 1952 (1952-02-02) (age 64)
Taegu, South Korea
Political party Saenuri Party
Alma mater Sogang University

Park Geunhye (born February 2, 1952) is a South Korean politician and the current President of South Korea. She is the second daughter of Park Chung-hee, former President of South Korea. On December 19, 2012, she was elected president of the country. She is the first woman president of South Korea, having taken office on February 25, 2013.[1] In 2013 and 2014, Park was named the world's 11th most powerful woman and the most powerful woman in East Asia by Forbes magazine.[2]

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  2. "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women; 2015 RANKING". Forbes. Retrieved June 19, 2015.

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