Goh Kun

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Goh Kun
고건
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President of South Korea
Acting
In office
March 12, 2004 – May 14, 2004
While President Roh's powers and duties were suspended
President Roh Moo-hyun
31st and 36th Prime Minister of South Korea
In office
March 4, 1997 – March 3, 1998
President Kim Young-sam
Kim Dae-jung
Preceded by Lee Soo Sung
Succeeded by Kim Jong-pil
In office
February 26, 2003 – May 25, 2004
President Roh Moo-hyun
Preceded by Kim Suk Soo
Succeeded by Lee Hun Jai (Acting)
Lee Hae Chan
22nd and 31st Mayor of Seoul
In office
December 5, 1988 – December 27, 1990
Preceded by Kim Yong-rae
Succeeded by Park Seh-jik
In office
July 1, 1998 – June 30, 2002
Preceded by Cho Soon
Kang Duk-ki (Acting)
Succeeded by Lee Myung-bak
Personal details
Born (1938-01-02) January 2, 1938 (age 79)
Keijo, Japanese Korea
(now Seoul, South Korea)
Political party Democratic Justice (1980-1990)
Democratic Liberal
(1990-1995)
Democratic (1998-2007)
Signature
Goh Kun
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Go Geon
McCune–Reischauer Ko Kŏn

Goh Kun (Hangul: 고건, Hanja: 高建, born January 2, 1938) is a South Korean politician and the former Prime Minister of South Korea.

Career[edit]

Goh was a Minister of Parliament during the 1980s, before being appointed the mayor of Seoul from 1988 to 1990.[1] He was later elected mayor of Seoul from 1998 to 2002.

He served as Prime Minister of South Korea from 1997 to 1998 and from 2003 to 2004.[1]

He assumed the role of interim President following President Roh Moo-Hyun's impeachment, from March 12, 2004 until May 14, 2004, when the South Korean Constitutional Court overturned the impeachment decision and restored Roh's powers as President.[2][3] He resigned from the office of Prime Minister on May 24, 2004 after refusing to comply with the President's request to replace cabinet members.

In June 2006, Goh announced his candidacy for the presidential race.[4]

On January 16, 2007, he announced that he would no longer be a candidate for the presidential elections and that he would retire from political life.[5] Despite his retirement, he was named head of social unity council by President Lee Myung-bak on December 21, 2009.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 고건 (in Korean). Nate people. Archived from the original on October 31, 2014. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  2. ^ "Parliament Impeaches South Korea President". NY Times. Retrieved 2004-03-13. 
  3. ^ "South Korea Parliament Votes To Strip President of Powers". NY Times. Retrieved 2004-03-12. 
  4. ^ "Goh Kun to Run for President on Center Coalition Ticket". Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved 2006-06-02. 
  5. ^ "South Korea Contender Drops Out". BBC News. Retrieved 2007-01-16. 

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Preceded by
Kim Yong-rae
Mayor of Seoul
1988–1990
Succeeded by
Park Seh-jik
Preceded by
Kang Duk-ki
Mayor of Seoul
1998–2002
Succeeded by
Lee Myung-bak
Preceded by
Lee Soo-Sung
Prime Minister of South Korea
1997–1998
Succeeded by
Kim Jong-pil
Preceded by
Kim Suk-Soo
Prime Minister of South Korea
2003–2004
Succeeded by
Lee Haechan
Preceded by
Roh Moo-hyun
President of South Korea
Acting

2004
While President Roh's powers and duties were suspended
Succeeded by
Roh Moo-hyun