|11th President of South Korea|
25 February 2013
Suspended since 9 December 2016
|Prime Minister||Jung Hong-won|
|Preceded by||Lee Myung-bak|
|Succeeded by||Hwang Kyo-ahn (Acting)|
|Leader of the Saenuri Party|
17 December 2011 – 15 May 2012
|Preceded by||Hong Jun-pyo|
|Succeeded by||Hwang Woo-yea|
23 March 2004 – 10 July 2006
|Preceded by||Choe Byeong-ryeol|
|Succeeded by||Kang Jae-sup|
|Member of the National Assembly|
30 May 2012 – 10 December 2012
|Constituency||Proportional Representation No. 11|
3 April 1998 – 29 May 2012
|Preceded by||Kim Suk-won|
|Succeeded by||Lee Jong-jin|
|Born||2 February 1952
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. 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.
Impeachment and suspension[change | change source]
On 9 December 2016, Park was impeached by the National Assembly on charges related to influence peddling by a top aide. Her presidential powers and duties have been suspended since the ratification of the impeachment proposal, and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn has assumed those powers and duties as Acting President.
References[change | change source]
- "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women; 2015 RANKING". Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/profile/park-geun-hye/?list=power-women. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
- Choe Sang-hun (December 9, 2016). "South Korea Parliament Votes to Impeach President Park Geun-hye". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/09/world/asia/south-korea-president-park-geun-hye-impeached.html. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
- "Park names Justice Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn as new PM". Yonhap. 21 May 2015. http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2015/05/21/0301000000AEN20150521002600315.html. Retrieved 21 May 2015.