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Moon Jae-in

President of South Korea

Moon Jae-in (Korean pronunciation: [mun.dʑɛ̝.in]; born 24 January 1953) is a South Korean politician. He is the 12th and current President of South Korea since 10 May 2017 after winning the majority vote in the 2017 presidential election.[1]

Moon Jae-in
Moon Jae-in 2017.jpg
12th President of South Korea
Assumed office
10 May 2017
Prime MinisterHwang Kyo-ahn
Lee Nak-yeon
Preceded byHwang Kyo-ahn ((Acting)
Chairman of the Democratic Party of Korea
In office
9 February 2015 – 27 January 2016
Preceded byAhn Cheol-soo, Kim Han-gil
Succeeded byKim Chong-in
Member of the National Assembly
In office
30 May 2012 – 29 May 2016
Preceded byChang Je-won
Succeeded byChang Je-won
ConstituencyBusan Sasang
Personal details
Born (1953-01-24) 24 January 1953 (age 66)
Geoje, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
Political partyDemocratic Party of Korea
Spouse(s)Kim Jeong-suk
Alma materKyung Hee University (LL.B.)
Military service
Allegiance South Korea
Branch/service Republic of Korea Army
Years of service1975-1978
RankROK Army Byeongjang.png Byeongjang (Sergeant)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationMun Jaein
McCune–ReischauerMun Chaein

Moon most recently served as the opposition leader of the Minjoo Party of Korea from 2015 to 2016 and a member of the 19th National Assembly. He was the Democratic United Party's candidate for the 2012 presidential election after winning a majority in the party primaries, but lost the election to Park Geun-hye.

He was formerly a lawyer and chief of staff to late President Roh Moo-hyun prior to his entrance into politics.

In April 2018, Moon and Kim Jong-un formally attended the inter-Korean summit of 2018 and agreed to formally end the Korean War before 2019.[2][3]


  1. "South Korea presidency 'won by liberal Moon Jae-in'".
  2. "North Korean leader to visit South for first time". Korea JoongAng Daily. March 8, 2018. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. "Koreas make nuclear pledge after summit". BBC News. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2018.

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