Sohn Hak-kyu

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Sohn Hak-kyu
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Leader of the Bareunmirae Party
Assumed office
2 September 2018
Preceded by Kim Dong-cheol (Interim)
Member of the National Assembly
In office
28 April 2011 – 29 May 2012
Preceded by Kang Jae-sup
Succeeded by Jhun Ha-jin
Constituency Bundang B (Seongnam)
In office
30 May 2000 – 30 June 2002
Preceded by Cho Se-hyung
Succeeded by Jeon Jae-hee
Constituency Gwangmyeong
In office
25 April 1993 – 6 April 1998
Preceded by Yoon Hang-youl
Succeeded by Cho Se-hyung
Constituency Gwangmyeong
Chairman of the Democratic Party
In office
3 October 2010 – 22 December 2011
Preceded by Chung Sye-kyun
Succeeded by Position abolished
In office
17 February 2008 – 6 July 2008
Serving with Park Sang-chun
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Chung Sye-kyun
Governor of Gyeonggi Province
In office
1 July 2002 – 30 June 2006
Preceded by Lim Chang-youl
Succeeded by Kim Moon-soo
Minister of Health and Welfare
In office
13 November 1996 – 5 August 1997
President Kim Young-sam
Preceded by Lee Sung-ho
Succeeded by Choi Kwang
Personal details
Born (1947-11-22) 22 November 1947 (age 71)
Siheung County, South Korea
Political party Bareunmirae Party
Alma mater Seoul National University
University of Oxford
Korean name
Revised Romanization Son Hak-gyu
McCune–Reischauer Son Hak-kyu

Sohn Hak-kyu (born 22 November 1947) is a South Korean politician and the former governor of Gyeonggi-do, the most populous province in Korea. He became a politician in 1996 as a congressman of Grand National Party, and became a governor of Gyeonggi-do in 2002. He was the leader of the liberal Democratic Party.[1]

A Kyunggi High School and Seoul National University graduate, he received his Ph.D. from University of Oxford.


  1. ^ Welfare battle dominates S. Korean politics
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