Moon Jae-in

Moon Jae-in
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President of South Korea
Assumed office
10 May 2017
Prime MinisterHwang Kyo-ahn
Yoo Il-ho (acting)
Lee Nak-yeon
Preceded byPark Geun-hye
Hwang Kyo-ahn (Acting)
Leader of the Democratic Party
In office
9 February 2015 – 27 January 2016
Preceded byAhn Cheol-soo
Kim Han-gil
Succeeded byKim Chong-in
Member of the National Assembly
for Sasang
In office
30 May 2012 – 29 May 2016
Preceded byChang Je-won
Succeeded byChang Je-won
Chief Presidential Secretary
In office
12 March 2007 – 24 February 2008
PresidentRoh Moo-hyun
Preceded byLee Byung-wan
Succeeded byYu Woo-ik
Personal details
Born(1953-01-24) 24 January 1953 (age 65)
Geoje, South Korea
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Kim Jung-sook (m. 1981)
ResidenceBlue House
Alma materKyung Hee University (LLB)
WebsiteOfficial website
Military service
Allegiance South Korea
Service/branch Republic of Korea Army
Years of service1975–1977
RankROK Army Byeongjang.png Sergeant (Korean: Byeongjang)
UnitArmy Special Warfare Command
Moon Jae-in
Revised RomanizationMun Jaein
McCune–ReischauerMun Chaein

Moon Jae-in (Hangul문재인; Hanja文在寅; Korean pronunciation: [mun.dʑɛ̝.in]; born 24 January 1953) is a South Korean politician currently serving as President of South Korea.[1][2][3][4][5] He was elected after the impeachment of Park Geun-hye, in the 2017 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 during the last year of the Korean War, 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 private 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
euskara: Moon Jae-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
қазақша: Мұн Же Ен
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
မြန်မာဘာသာ: မွန်ဂျေအင်း
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
svenska: Moon Jae-in
татарча/tatarça: Мун Чжэ Ин
Türkçe: Moon Jae-in
українська: Мун Чже Ін
Tiếng Việt: Moon Jae-in
吴语: 文在寅
粵語: 文在寅
中文: 文在寅