Moon Jae-in

Moon Jae-in
문재인
Moon Jae-in 2017.jpg
President of South Korea
Assumed office
10 May 2017
Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn
Yoo Il-ho (Acting)
Lee Nak-yeon
Preceded by Hwang Kyo-ahn (Acting)
Leader of the Democratic Party
In office
9 February 2015 – 27 January 2016
Preceded by Ahn Cheol-soo
Kim Han-gil
Succeeded by Kim Chong-in
Member of the National Assembly
for Sasang
In office
30 May 2012 – 29 May 2016
Preceded by Chang Je-won
Succeeded by Chang Je-won
Chief Presidential Secretary
In office
12 March 2007 – 24 February 2008
President Roh Moo-hyun
Preceded by Lee Byung-wan
Succeeded by Yu Woo-ik
Personal details
Born (1953-01-24) 24 January 1953 (age 64)
Geoje, South Korea
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Kim Jung-sook
Children 2
Residence Blue House
Alma mater Kyung Hee University ( LLB)
Signature
Website Official website
Military service
Allegiance   South Korea
Service/branch   Republic of Korea Army
Years of service 1975–1977
Rank ROK Army Byeongjang.png Sergeant ( Korean: Byeongjang)
Moon Jae-in
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Mun Jaein
McCune–Reischauer Mun Chaein
IPA mun.dʑɛ̝.in

Moon Jae-in ( Hangul문재인; Hanja文在寅; Korean pronunciation:  [mun.dʑɛ̝.in]; born 24 January 1953) is the current President of South Korea. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] Moon was elected after the impeachment of his predecessor, Park Geun-hye in the 2017 South Korean presidential election.

A former student activist, human rights lawyer, and chief presidential secretary to then-President Roh Moo-hyun, [6] Moon once served as leader of Minjoo Party of Korea (2015–2016) and a member of the 19th National Assembly (2012–2016). He was also a candidate of the former Democratic United Party in the 2012 presidential election in which he lost narrowly to Park Geun-hye.

Early life and education

Born in Geoje, South Korea, Moon Jae-in was the first son among five children of father Moon Yong-hyung and mother Kang Han-ok.[ citation needed] His parents were refugees from South Hamgyeong Province (currently in North Korea) who fled their native city of Hungnam during the Hungnam evacuation. [7]

His family eventually settled in Busan and Moon attended Kyungnam High School. [7] [8] He enrolled in Kyunghee University where he majored in law. [9] He was arrested, convicted, and imprisoned and expelled from the university after he organized a student protest against the Yushin Constitution. [7] [10] [11] Later, he was conscripted into the military and assigned to the South Korean special forces, where he participated in "Operation Paul Bunyan" during the Axe murder incident. [12] [13]

After his discharge, he passed the Bar Exam and was admitted to the Judicial Research and Training Institute. He graduated second in his class but was not admitted to become a judge or government prosecutor due to his history of activism against the Yushin dictatorship under Park Chung-hee's rule as a student. [14] Moon chose to become a lawyer instead.

Other Languages
العربية: مون جاي إن
azərbaycanca: Mun Çje İn
Bân-lâm-gú: Moon Jae-in
беларуская: Мун Джэін
Bikol Central: Moon Jae-in
български: Мун Дже-Ин
čeština: Mun Če-in
Deutsch: Moon Jae-in
Ελληνικά: Μουν Τζε-ιν
español: Moon Jae-in
Esperanto: Mun Ĝe-In
فارسی: مون جه-این
français: Moon Jae-in
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Moon Jae-in
한국어: 문재인
Հայերեն: Մուն Ջեին
हिन्दी: मून जे-इन
Bahasa Indonesia: Moon Jae-in
italiano: Moon Jae-in
Кыргызча: Мун Чжэ Ин
Latina: Mun Jaein
Lëtzebuergesch: Moon Jae-in
lietuvių: Mun Džėinas
magyar: Mun Dzsein
Malagasy: Moon Jae-in
Bahasa Melayu: Moon Jae-in
Nederlands: Moon Jae-in
日本語: 文在寅
occitan: Moon Jae-in
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Moon Jae-in
polski: Moon Jae-in
português: Moon Jae-in
русский: Мун Чжэ Ин
Simple English: Moon Jae-in
српски / srpski: Мун Џае Ин
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Moon Jae-in
Türkçe: Moon Jae-in
українська: Мун Чже Ін
Tiếng Việt: Moon Jae-in
粵語: 文在寅
中文: 文在寅