Hong Jun-pyo

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Hong Jun-pyo
Hong Jun-pyo in 2017.jpg
Governor of South Gyeongsang Province
In office
20 November 2012 – 9 April 2017
Preceded by Kim Doo-kwan
Succeeded by TBD
Member of the National Assembly
In office
26 October 2001 – 29 May 2012
Preceded by Kim Young-koo
Succeeded by Min Byung-doo
Constituency Seoul Dongdaemun B
In office
30 May 1996 – 9 March 1999
Preceded by Cho Soon-hwan
Succeeded by Lee Hoi-chang
Constituency Seoul Songpa A
Personal details
Born (1954-12-05) 5 December 1954 (age 62)
Changnyeong, South Korea
Political party Liberty Korea Party
Alma mater Korea University
This is a Korean name; the family name is Hong.
Korean name
Hangul 홍준표
Revised Romanization Hong Jun-pyo
McCune–Reischauer Hong Jun-pyo

Hong Jun-pyo (born December 5, 1954), also spelled as Hong Joon-pyo is a South Korean politician, former prosecutor and the governor of South Gyeongsang Province.

Early life and career

He was born in Changnyeong. South Gyeongsang Province. Hong graduated in Yeungnam High School[1] and later pursued Public Administration studies at Korea University.

Political career

Hong is known to have strong right-wing conservative characteristics. [2]

Grand National/Saenuri/Liberty Korea Party

Hong was formerly the chairperson of the Grand National Party (now know as Liberty Korea Party). He stepped down as the chairperson in December 9, 2011.[3]

Political remarks

On Park Won-soon

  • On October 20, 2011, Hong criticized Park Won-soon's The Beautiful Foundation (아름다운재단) for sending money to left-wing citizen groups.[4]
  • Hong was known to have generated much criticism against Park Won-soon, about Park's possible allegation of extorting tax money for his oversea visits.[5]

On the former Grand National Party

  • He considered to rename the Grand National Party to another name after Park Won-soon won the October 2011 election.[6]

2017 South Korean presidential election

Hong secured the nomination of the Liberty Korea Party. His campaign is appealing to older, conservative voters with a platform describing Hong as a "strongman" and "wants to bring U.S. tactical nuclear weapons to South Korean soil."[7]

See also


  1. ^ 한나라당 제18대 총선 서울지역 공천 신청자 명단(1)
  2. ^ "돌아온 홍준표, 새누리당 경남지사 후보 확정". MK News. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Lee, Sun-young (2011-12-09). "Hong bows out amid mounting calls for reform". Korean Herald. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  4. ^ Kim (김), Ho-jun (호준) (2011-10-20). 아름다운재단 모금액 좌파단체 지원. Yonhap News (in Korean). Retrieved 2011-10-22. 
  5. ^ Chang (장), Jae-yong (재용) (2011-10-21). 13차례 걸쳐 해외체류… 경비 2~3억 누가 댔나. Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2011-11-04. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  6. ^ Lee (이), Min-jeong (민정) (2011-10-28). `이참에 다 바꿔?`..홍준표 "당명 개명 검토". 이데일리 (in Korean). Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  7. ^ "Moon, Ahn and a Self-Described Strongman Vie to Lead South Korea". Bloomberg.com. 2017-04-03. Retrieved 2017-04-03. 

External links

  • (Korean) Official Website

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