|Mayor of Seoul |
Seal of the Seoul Metropolitan Government
|Residence||Mayor's residence, Hyehwa-dong|
|Term length||4 years;|
|Inaugural holder||Kim Hyongmin|
|Formation||28 September 1946|
|Mayor of Seoul|
|Revised Romanization||Seoul tukbyeol sljang|
|McCune–Reischauer||Sŏul t'ŭukpyŏl sichang|
The Mayor of Seoul (Korean : 서울특별시장; Hanja : 서울特別市長) is the chief executive for the metropolitan government of Seoul, the capital and largest city of South Korea. The position is historically one of the most powerful in the country, charged with managing an annual budget of 23 trillion won. Many Seoul mayors have gone on to hold higher office. Yun Bo-seon and Lee Myung-bak both went on to become President of the Republic of Korea.
Military Mayor Major James S. Killough 1945.
The modern office of mayor succeeds the historic offices of Hansong-bu P'anyun (Lord Mayor of Seoul).
In the modern era, there have been 32 mayors of Seoul.
|Mayor||Took Office||Left Office||Party|
|Kim Hyongmin||September 28, 1946||December 15, 1948|
|Yun Bo-seon||December 15, 1948||June 6, 1949|
|Lee Ki-poong||June 6, 1949||May 8, 1951|
|Kim Taeson||June 27, 1951||July 6, 1956|
|Goh Chaebong||July 6, 1956||December 14, 1957|
|Heo Jeong||December 14, 1957||June 12, 1959||Democratic|
|Yim Heung Soon||June 12, 1959||April 30, 1960||Liberal|
|Chang Kiyong||May 2, 1960||June 30, 1960||Liberal|
|Kim Sangdon*||December 30, 1960||May 16, 1961||Democratic|
|Yoon Taeil||May 21, 1961||December 16, 1963||Military|
|Yun Chi-Young||December 17, 1963||March 30, 1966||Democratic Republican|
|Kim Hyonok||March 31, 1966||April 16, 1970||Democratic Republican|
|Yang Taekshik||April 16, 1970||September 2, 1974||Democratic Republican|
|Kuh Chachun||September 2, 1974||December 22, 1978||Democratic Republican|
|Chong Sangchon||December 22, 1978||September 2, 1980||Democratic Republican|
|Park Yongsu||September 2, 1980||April 28, 1982||Democratic Justice|
|Kim Sung-bae||April 28, 1982||October 15, 1983||Democratic Justice|
|Yom Po-hyun||October 15, 1983||December 30, 1987||Democratic Justice|
|Kim Yong-rae||December 30, 1987||December 5, 1988||Democratic Justice|
|Goh Kun||December 5, 1988||December 27, 1990||Democratic Justice|
|Park Seh-jik||December 27, 1990||February 18, 1991||Democratic Liberal|
|Lee Haewon||February 19, 1991||June 26, 1992||Democratic Liberal|
|Lee Sang-bae||June 26, 1992||February 26, 1993||Democratic Liberal|
|Kim Sang-chol||February 26, 1993||March 4, 1993||Democratic Liberal|
|Lee Won-jong||March 8, 1993||October 21, 1994||Democratic Liberal|
|Woo Myung-gyu||October 22, 1994||November 3, 1994||Democratic Liberal|
| Choi Pyong-yol |
|November 3, 1994||June 30, 1995||Democratic Liberal|
Since 1995, under provisions of the revised Local Government Act, the Mayor of Seoul is elected by direct election.
Denotes acting mayor
|Term of office||Duration||Political party||Term|
| Cho Soon |
|1 July 1995||9 September 1997||2 years, 71 days||Democratic||1|
|10 September 1997||30 June 1998||294 days||Independent|
| Goh Kun |
|1 July 1998||30 June 2002||4 years, 0 days|| National Congress →|
| Lee Myung-bak |
|1 July 2002||30 June 2006||4 years, 0 days||Grand National||3|
| Oh Se-hoon |
|1 July 2006||26 August 2011||5 years, 57 days||Grand National||4|
| Kwon Young-kyu |
|27 August 2011||26 October 2011||61 days||Independent|
| Park Won-soon |
|27 October 2011||Incumbent||8 years, 108 days|| Independent →|
Democratic United →
Democratic ('11) →
|2018 Seoul mayoral election|
|Liberty Korea||2||Kim Moon-soo||1,158,487||23.34%|
|Our Future||9||Woo In-cheol||11,599||0.23%|
|Korean Patriots'||7||Ihn Ji-yeon||11,222||0.22%|
|Chinbak Yeondae||10||Choi Tae-hyeon||4,021||0.08%|
|2014 Seoul mayoral election|
|Unified Progressive||3||Chung Tae-heung||23,638||0.48%|
|New Politics||5||Hong Jung-shik||17,603||0.35%|
|2011 Seoul mayoral by-election|
|Grand National||1||Na Kyung-won||1,867,880||46.21%|
|2010 Seoul mayoral election|
|Grand National||1||Oh Se-hoon||2,086,127||47.43%|
|New Progressive||4||Roh Hoe-chan||143,459||3.26%|
|Liberty Forward||3||Ji Sang-wook||90,032||2.04%|
|Future Union||5||Seok Jong-hyun||18,339||0.41%|
|2006 Seoul mayoral election|
|Grand National||2||Oh Se-hoon||2,409,760||61.05%|
|Democratic Labor||4||Kim Jong-chul||117,421||2.97%|
|People First||5||Lim Woong-kyun||14,111||0.35%|
|2002 Seoul mayoral election|
|Grand National||1||Lee Myung-bak||1,819,057||52.28%|
|Millennium Democratic||2||Kim Min-seok||1,496,754||43.02%|
|Democratic Labor||4||Lee Moon-ok||87,965||2.52%|
|Green Peace||3||Lim Sam-jin||28,034||0.80%|
|1998 Seoul mayoral election|
|National Congress||2||Goh Kun||1,838,348||53.46%|
|Grand National||1||Choi Byung-ryul||1,512,854||43.99%|
|1995 Seoul mayoral election|
|Democratic Liberal||1||Chung Won-shik||1,001,446||20.67%|
|People First||3||Park Hong-rae||25,054||0.51%|
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