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President of South Korea


Lee Myung-bakLee Myung-bak

Date of Birth: 19 December 1941
Birth Place: Osaka, Japan
Political Party: Grand National Party
Arrival in Power: 25 February 2008
Religion: Presbyterian
Profession: Politician

Biography:


Lee Myung-bak was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1941. He is the current President of South Korea. He studied at Korea University. Before joining politics he had a successful career in the private sector, where he became CEO of Hyundai Engineering and Construction. He joined politics in 1992 as a member of parliament before resigning in his second term. He ran in the 2002 Seoul mayoral elections and won. Then he ran in the 2007 presidential elections and won these also.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Myung-bak

Updated on: December 22, 2011

 

 

Prime Minister of South Korea


Kim Hwang-sikKim Hwang-sik

Date of Birth: 9 August 1948
Birth Place: Jangseong, South Korea
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 1 October 2010
Religion: NA
Profession: Lawyer, Politician

Biography:


Kim Hwang-sik was born in Jangseong, South Korea, in 1948. He is the current Prime Minister of South Korea. He studied at the University of Marburg and the Seoul National University. He became Prime Minister on October 1st 2010..


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Hwang-sik

Updated on: May 7, 2012

 

 

Former Prime Minister of South Korea


Chung Un-chanChung Un-chan

Date of Birth: 29 February 1948
Birth Place: Gongju, South Korea
Political Party: Independent
Arrival in Power: 29 September 2009
Religion: NA
Profession: Professor, Economist

Biography:


Chung Un-chan was born in Gongju, South Korea, in 1948. He is the current Prime Minister of South Korea. Before being named prime minister he was a professor at Seoul National University and was also the school's president.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Myung-bak

Updated on: December 22, 2011

 

 

Former Prime Minister of South Korea


Han Seung-sooHan Seung-soo

Date of Birth: 28 December 1936
Birth Place: Gongju, South Korea
Political Party: Grand National Party
Arrival in Power: 29 February 2008
Religion: Roman Catholic
Profession: NA