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|22nd Prime Minister of South Korea|
8 October 1992 –25 February 1993
|Preceded by||Chung Won-shik|
|Succeeded by||Hwang In-sung|
|Born||26 January 1919|
|Revised Romanization||Hyeon Seungjong|
Hyun Soong-jong (born 26 January 1919) is a South Korean politician. He served as Prime Minister from October 1992to 25 February 1993.
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