|45th Prime Minister of South Korea|
31 May 2017
|Preceded by||Yoo Il-ho (Acting)|
|Governor of South Jeolla Province|
1 July 2014 – 10 May 2017
|Preceded by||Park Jun-young|
|Succeeded by||Kim Gap-seop (Acting)|
|Member of the National Assembly|
30 May 2000 – 15 May 2014
|Preceded by||Kim In-gon|
|Succeeded by||Lee Gae-ho|
|Constituency||Damyang, Hampyeong, Yeonggwang and Jangseong|
|south korea prime minister|
|Born||(1951-12-05) 5 December 1951
Yeonggwang, South Korea
|Education||Seoul National University (LLB)|
|Revised Romanization||I Nak-yeon|
Lee Nak-yeon (Korean: 이낙연, ), also known as Lee Nak-yon, is a South Korean politician who is the 45th and current Prime Minister of South Korea. He previously served as the governor of Jeollanam-do province. Before serving as governor, he worked as a journalist for the Dong-a Ilbo and served as a member of the National Assembly for four terms.
Early life and education
Lee was born on December 5, 1951 in Yeonggwang County in South Jeolla Province. After graduating from Seoul National University with a degree in law, he worked as a journalist for the daily Dong-a Ilbo newspaper until 2000.
Early political career
He entered politics in 2000 “based on his ties with former President Kim Dae-jung he formed while covering politics.” Following his departure from the Dong-a Ilbo he was elected as a member of the National Assembly in 2000 and served for four terms. Lee Nak-yeon also served as a spokesman for former President Roh Moo-hyun when he was the president-elect in 2002.
He left office in the middle of his fourth term in 2014 to successfully run for governor of South Jeolla Province.
On May 10, 2017, he was nominated by President Moon Jae-in to be the next Prime Minister of South Korea, succeeding Hwang Kyo-ahn. He left office as governor of the South Jella Province on the same day.
He is seen as having close ties with key Japanese politicians, having served many years as a senior officer in the Korea-Japan Parliamentarians’ Union. Lee speaks fluent Japanese.
|Election||Province||Party Affiliation||Votes||Percentage of votes||Results|
|16th National Assembly General Election||Jeonnam (Hampyong, Yonggwang Counties)||Democratic Party (2000)||37,863||60.20%||Won|
|17th National Assembly General Election||Jeonnam (Hampyong, Yonggwang Counties)||Democratic Party (2000)||30,123||55.28%||Won|
|18th National Assembly General Election||Jeonnam (Hampyong, Yougggwang, Jangseong Counties)||Democratic Party (2008)||42,950||67.93%||Won|
|19th National Assembly General Election||Jeonnam (Damyang, Hampyong, Yonggwang, Jangseong Counties)||Democratic United Party||63,887||77.32%||Won|
|Provincial Gubernatorial Election||South Jeolla||New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD)||755,036||77.96%||Won|
Lee is married with one son. Lee Nak-yeon’s bongwan belongs to the Jeonju Yi clan, which makes him part of the royal Yi family. He is also the 22nd-generation descendant of Prince Wanpung, who was the elder brother of King Taejo of Joseon, the founder of Joseon Dynasty
From Official Website
Lee Nak-yeon’s official website have four sections:
- Greetings- starting with:”To my fellow Koreans,To my fellow Koreans,
Thank you for visiting the Office for Government Policy Coordination and
Prime Minister’s Secretariat.” this greeting message is so nice..
- Profile- Prime Minister
Prime Minister’s Biography
- 1952, Yeonggwang-gun, Jeollanamdo
Prime Minister’s Biography part date contents Education 1974 College of Law of Seoul National University with a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Seoul, Korea 1970 Jeil High School in Gwangju Prime Minister’s Biography part date contents Career 1979 Political Journalist of Donga Ilbo 1990 Tokyo Correspondent of Donga Ilbo 1994 Deputy Head of Political Desk at Donga lbo 1997 Editorialist of Donga Ilbo 1999 Head of the International Department at Donga Ilbo 2000-2004 16th National Assembly Member 2000-2001 Chairman of the 1st Policy Adjustment Committee of the Democratic Party 2000-2001 Assistant Administrator of the Special Committee for the Inter-Korean Reconciliation,
Cooperation, and Exchanges of the Democratic Party
2001-2002 Spokesman of the Democratic Party 2002 Spokesman of the 16th Presidential Election Task Force of the Democratic Party 2002-2003 Spokesman of Roh Moo-hyun, the President-Elect 2003 Representative Chief Secretary of the Democratic Party 2004-2006 Floor Leader of the Democratic Party 2007 Deputy Party Leader of the Democratic Party 2007 Supreme Member of the Moderate United Democratic Party 2007-2008 Spokesman of the United New Democratic Party 2004-2008 17th National Assembly Member 2008-2012 18th National Assembly Member 2008-2010 Chairman of the National Assembly’s Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Committee 2010-2011 Secretary General of the Democratic Party 2010-2012 Chairman of Committee at the Democratic Party in Jeollanam-do 2012-2014 19th National Assembly Member 2014-2017 Governor of Jeollanam-do May 2017 present 45th Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea
- News / Photos- Latest Post is:
“Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon meets Roh Dong-hoon, who fought for Korea’s independence from Japanese colonial rule, at Roh’s house in Gwangju on Nov. 3, 2018.”
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