Hong Jun-pyo

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Hong Jun-pyo
홍준표
Governor of South Gyeongsang Province
Assumed office
20 November 2012
Preceded by Kim Doo-kwan
Member of the National Assembly
In office
26 October 2001 – 29 May 2012
Preceded by Kim Young-koo
Succeeded by Min Byung-doo
Constituency Dongdaemun 2nd (Seoul)
In office
30 May 1996 – 9 March 1999
Preceded by Cho Soon-hwan
Succeeded by Lee Hoi-chang
Constituency Songpa 1st (Seoul)
Personal details
Born (1954-12-05) 5 December 1954 (age 62)
Changnyeong, South Korea
Political party Republican Party
Alma mater Korea University
This is a Korean name; the family name is Hong.
Korean name
Hangul 홍준표
Hanja
Revised Romanization Hong Jun-pyo
McCune–Reischauer Hong Jun-pyo

Hong Jun-pyo (born December 5, 1954) is a South Korean politician, former prosecutor and the governor of South Gyeongsang Province. He was formerly the chairperson of the Saenuri Party (then Grand National Party). He stepped down as the chairperson in December 9, 2011.[1] He was born in Changnyeong. South Gyeongsang Province. Hong graduated in Yeungnam High School[2] and later pursuit in his studies in Public Administration at Korea University.

Political Orientation

Hong Jun-pyo is known to have strong right-wing conservative characteristics. [3]

Reformation

His proposals of reforming the Saenuri Party (then Grand National Party) was met with resistance from the reformists.[4]

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.[5]
  • 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.[6]

On the former Grand National Party

  • He considered to rename the Grand National Party to another name after Park Won-soon has won the October 2011 election.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ Lee, Sun-young (2011-12-09). "Hong bows out amid mounting calls for reform". Korean Herald. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  2. ^ 한나라당 제18대 총선 서울지역 공천 신청자 명단(1)
  3. ^ "돌아온 홍준표, 새누리당 경남지사 후보 확정". MK News. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Kim (김), Beom-hyeon (범현); Hwang Cheol-hwan (황철환); Jeong A-ran (정아란) (2011-12-08). 與 쇄신파, 홍준표 쇄신안에 거센 반발. Yonhap News (in Korean). Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  5. ^ Kim (김), Ho-jun (호준) (2011-10-20). 아름다운재단 모금액 좌파단체 지원. Yonhap News (in Korean). Retrieved 2011-10-22. 
  6. ^ Chang (장), Jae-yong (재용) (2011-10-21). 13차례 걸쳐 해외체류… 경비 2~3억 누가 댔나. Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  7. ^ Lee (이), Min-jeong (민정) (2011-10-28). `이참에 다 바꿔?`..홍준표 "당명 개명 검토". 이데일리 (in Korean). Retrieved 2011-10-29. 

External links

  • (Korean) Official Website


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