President of South Korea
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
|President of the Republic of Korea
|Executive branch of the government of the Republic of Korea|
Office of the President
|Style||Mr. President (대통령님)|
|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
If the National Assembly votes against a presidential decision, it will be declared void immediately.
Powers and duties of the presidentEdit
The president is required to:
List of presidentsEdit
Living former presidentsEdit
As of January 2023, three former presidents are alive:
|Image||Name||Term of office||Age|
|Lee Myung-bak||2008–2013||81 years, 39 days|
|Park Geun-hye||2013–2017||70 years, 359 days|
|Moon Jae-in||2017–2022||70 years, 15 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.
- 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.
- Official Website of the President of the Republic of Korea Archived 2006-10-14 at the Wayback Machine