President of South Korea
|President of the Republic of Korea
|Executive branch of the government of the Republic of Korea|
Office of the President
|Style||Mr. President (대통령님)|
|Seat||Seoul, South Korea|
|Appointer||Direct popular vote|
|Term length||Five years;|
|Constituting instrument||Constitution of the Republic of Korea|
|Precursor||President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea|
|Inaugural holder||Syngman Rhee|
|Formation||24 July 1948|
|Deputy||Prime Minister of South Korea|
|Salary||₩240,648,000 annually (2021)|
|Website||(in English) english.president.go.kr|
(in Korean) president.go.kr
The President of the Republic of Korea (Hangul: 대한민국 대통령; Hanja: 大韓民國 大統領; RR: Daehan Minguk Daetongryeong) is the head of state, leader of the executive of the South Korean government and the commander in chief of the South Korean Armed Forces
If the National Assembly votes against a presidential decision, it will be declared void immediately.
Powers and duties of the president[change | change source]
The president is required to:
- uphold the Constitution
- preserve the safety and homeland of South Korea
- work for the peaceful reunification of Korea, typically act as the Chairperson of the National Unification Advisory Council
List of presidents[change | change source]
Living former presidents[change | change source]
As of November 2021, two former presidents are alive:
|Image||Name||Term of office||Age|
|Lee Myung-bak||2008–2013||79 years, 339 days|
|Park Geun-hye||2013–2017||69 years, 294 days|
The longest-lived President was Yun Bo-seon, who died on July 18, 1990 (at the age of 92 years, 326 days).
The most recent President to die was Chun Doo-hwan, who died on November 23, 2021.
References[change | change source]
- Executive Order: 공무원보수규정(제31380호)(20210105) / (별표 32) 고정급적 연봉제 적용대상 공무원의 연봉표(제35조 관련) (in Korean)
- Article 70 of the Constitution of the Republic of Korea.
- McCurry, Justin (2017-05-09). "Who is Moon Jae-in, South Korea's new president?". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
- Sang-hun, Choe (2017-05-09). "South Korea Elects Moon Jae-in, Who Backs Talks With North, as President". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
Other websites[change | change source]