|Prime Minister of the|
Republic of Korea
|Executive branch of the Government of South Korea|
Prime Minister’s Office
|Style||Mr Prime Minister (총리님) (informal)|
|Status||Deputy Head of Government|
|Member of||State Council|
National Security Council
(Subject to the National Assembly's approval)
|Term length||At the President's pleasure|
|Constituting instrument||South Korean constitution|
|Precursor||Prime Minister of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea|
|Inaugural holder||Lee Beom-seok|
|Formation||31 July 1948|
|Deputy||Deputy Prime Minister|
|Website||(in English) pmo.go.kr/|
(in Korean) pmo.go.kr/
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea (국무총리 / 國務總理, Gungmuchongni) is appointed by the President of South Korea, with the National Assembly's approval. The officeholder is not required to be a member of the National Assembly. The Prime Minister is not the head of government but is similar to that of a vice president.
The Sino-Korean word gungmu (국무/國務) means "state affairs" and chongni (총리/總理) means "prime minister", "premier" or "chancellor", so the full title in Korean means literally "Prime Minister for State Affairs", but it is not used as official English title. The short title in Korean is just Chongni.
References[change | change source]
- Herald, The Korea (16 January 2018). "President's annual salary set at W225m". www.koreaherald.com.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Prime Minister's Office Archived 2018-05-01 at the Wayback Machine
- South Korea at worldstatesmen.org