Hong Jun-pyo

South Korean politician

Hong Jun-pyo (born 5 December 1954), also spelled as Hong Joon-pyo, is a South Korean politician. He was the presidential nominee of the Liberty Korea Party in the 2017 South Korean presidential election.

Hong Jun-pyo
Shinzō Abe and Hong Jun-pyo at the Japanese Prime Minister's Office (cropped).jpg
Chairman of the Liberty Korea Party
In office
3 July 2017[1] – 14 June 2018[2]
Preceded byChung Woo-taik (acting)
Succeeded byKim Sung-tae (acting)
In office
4 July 2011 – 9 December 2011
Preceded byJeong Ui-ha
Succeeded byNa Kyung-won (acting)
Governor of South Gyeongsang Province
In office
20 November 2012 – 9 April 2017
Preceded byKim Doo-kwan
Succeeded byKim Kyung-soo
Member of the National Assembly
In office
26 October 2001 – 9 May 2012
Preceded byKim Young-koo
Succeeded byMin Byung-doo
ConstituencySeoul Dongdaemun B
In office
30 May 1996 – 9 March 1999
Preceded byCho Soon-hwan
Succeeded byLee Hoi-chang
ConstituencySeoul Songpa A
Personal details
Born (1954-12-05) 5 December 1954 (age 67)
Changnyeong, South Korea
Political partyLiberty Korea Party
Alma materKorea University
Korean name
Revised RomanizationHong Jun-pyo
McCune–ReischauerHong Chun-p'yo

Hong is often seen similar to U.S. President Donald Trump and has been nicknamed "Hong Trump" due to his campaigning style.[3] He was the Chairperson of the Liberty Korea Party from July 2017 to June 2018.


  1. "Will new leader turn around Liberty Korea Party?". The Korea Herald. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  2. 김수연 (14 June 2018). "(LEAD) Main opposition leader steps down over election defeat". Yonhap News Agency.
  3. "South Korean opposition leader: Nukes are the only way to guarantee peace". CNN. 18 October 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017.