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.
|12th President of South Korea|
|Assumed office |
10 May 2017
|Prime Minister||Hwang Kyo-ahn|
Yoo Il-ho (Acting)
Hong Nam-ki (Acting)
Kim Boo-kyim (nominee)
|Preceded by||Park Geun-hye |
Hwang Kyo-ahn ((Acting)
|Chairman of the Democratic Party of Korea|
9 February 2015 – 27 January 2016
|Preceded by||Ahn Cheol-soo, Kim Han-gil|
|Succeeded by||Kim Chong-in|
|Member of the National Assembly|
30 May 2012 – 29 May 2016
|Preceded by||Chang Je-won|
|Succeeded by||Chang Je-won|
|Born||24 January 1953|
Geoje, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
|Political party||Democratic Party of Korea|
|Alma mater||Kyung Hee University (LL.B.)|
|Branch/service||Republic of Korea Army|
|Years of service||1975-1978|
|Revised Romanization||Mun Jaein|
Moon most recently served as the opposition leader of the Minjoo Party of Korea from 2015 to 2016. He was 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. However, lost the election to Park Geun-hye.
He was formerly a lawyer and chief of staff to late President Roh Moo-hyun prior to getting into politics.
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- "Koreas make nuclear pledge after summit". BBC News. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 27 April 2018.