Hyun Soong-jong

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Hyun Soong-jong
22nd Prime Minister of South Korea
In office
8 October 1992 25 February 1993
President Roh Tae-woo
Preceded by Chung Won-shik
Succeeded by Hwang In-sung
Personal details
Born (1919-01-26) 26 January 1919 (age 100)
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Hyeon Seungjong
McCune–Reischauer Hŏn Sŭngchong

Hyun Soong-jong (born 26 January 1919) is a South Korean politician. He served as Prime Minister from October 1992 [1] to 25 February 1993.

South Korea Republic in East Asia

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and lying to the east of the Asian mainland. The name Korea is derived from Goguryeo which was one of the great powers in East Asia during its time, ruling most of the Korean Peninsula, Manchuria, parts of the Russian Far East and Inner Mongolia, under Gwanggaeto the Great. South Korea lies in the north temperate zone and has a predominantly mountainous terrain. It comprises an estimated 51.4 million residents distributed over 100,363 km2 (38,750 sq mi). Its capital and largest city is Seoul, with a population of around 10 million.

Prime Minister of South Korea South Korean appointee, not Head of Government

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea is appointed by the President of South Korea, with the National Assembly's approval. The officeholder is not required to be a member of the National Assembly. The Prime Minister is not the head of government but rather serves in a role similar to that of a vice president.

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References

  1. New Straits Times . "Roh picks don as new PM". 8 October 1992, p. 23. Retrieved on 30 August 2013.