Ahn Sang-soo (born February 1946)

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Ahn Sang-soo
안상수
Chairperson of the Supreme Council of the Grand National Party
In office
14 July 2010 – 8 May 2011
Preceded by Chung Mong-joon
Succeeded by Jeong Ui-hwa
Member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
Mayor of Changwon
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Personal details
Born (1946-02-09) 9 February 1946 (age 71)
Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
Political party Grand National Party
Alma mater Masan High School
Seoul National University School of Law (LL.B.)
Profession Politician, Prosecutor

Ahn Sang-soo (hangul:안상수, hanja:安商守, born February 9, 1946, in Changwon) is a South Korean politician. He was chairman of the Grand National Party, the precursor to the Saenuri Party.[1] [2] Since July 1, 2014, he has been mayor of Changwon.[3][4] He hopes to improve that city's bicycle-sharing plan.[5]

Controversies

He mistook thermos flasks as North Korean artillery shells in a bombed-out house afflicted after the Bombardment of Yeonpyeong.[6] This has stirred controversies in the National Assembly of South Korea.

References

  1. ^ "Saenuri Party History". Saenuri Party website. Retrieved 2015-02-25. 
  2. ^ Bae, Hyun-jung (2011-04-28). "Ruling party leaders resign". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2011-12-17. 
  3. ^ "Interview with the Mayor of Changwon: Mayor Ahn Sang-soo". ICLEI. 2014-08-04. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mayor Ahn Sang Soo of Changwon egged during an assembly meeting". allkpop. September 16, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Alliance Chair City has new Mayor". EcoMobility. 2014-07-17. Archived from the original on December 9, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ "South Korean party chief claims Thermos flasks are North Korean shells". The Telegraph. 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2010-12-03. 

External links

  • Profile on city of Changwon website
  • (in Korean) Official Website
  • (in Korean) Copy of official website at Archive.org
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