|Chairman of the Liberty Korea Party|
3 July 2017 – 14 June 2018
|Preceded by||Chung Woo-taik (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Kim Sung-tae (acting)|
4 July 2011 – 9 December 2011
|Preceded by||Jeong Ui-ha|
|Succeeded by||Na Kyung-won (acting)|
|Governor of South Gyeongsang Province|
20 December 2012 – 9 April 2017
|Preceded by||Kim Doo-kwan|
|Succeeded by||Kim Kyoung-soo|
|Member of the National Assembly|
26 October 2001 – 29 May 2012
|Preceded by||Kim Young-koo|
|Succeeded by||Min Byung-doo|
|Constituency||Seoul Dongdaemun B|
30 May 1996 – 9 March 1999
|Preceded by||Cho Soon-hwan|
|Succeeded by||Lee Hoi-chang|
|Constituency||Seoul Songpa A|
|Born||5 December 1954|
Changnyeong, South Korea
|Political party||Liberty Korea Party|
|Alma mater||Korea University|
|Revised Romanization||Hong Jun-pyo|
Hong Jun-pyo (born 5 December 1954), also spelled as Hong Joon-pyo, is a South Korean politician who is a former prosecutor and governor of South Gyeongsang Province. He was the presidential nominee of the Liberty Korea Party, known prior to the collapse of the Park Geun Hye administration as the Saenuri Party, in the 2017 South Korean presidential election. Often compared to the U.S. President Donald Trump, he has been nicknamed "Hong Trump" due to his aggressive campaigning style. He served as the Chairperson of the Liberty Korea Party from July 2017 to June 2018.
- 1 Early life and career
- 2 Political career
- 3 Political positions
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Early life and career
Grand National/Saenuri Party
Hong was formerly the chairperson of the Grand National Party (now known as Liberty Korea Party). He stepped down as the chairperson on 9 December 2011 and was replaced by future President Park Geun-hye.
Comments on Park Won-soon
On 20 October 2011, Hong criticized Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon's The Beautiful Foundation (아름다운재단) for sending money to left-wing citizen groups. Hong was known to have generated much criticism against Park Won-soon in regards to Park's possible allegation of extorting tax money for his oversea visits.
Comments on former Grand National Party
Liberty Korea Party
Governor of South Gyeongsang Province
Hong was first elected as Governor of South Gyeongsang Province in 2012, and re-elected in 2014.
2017 South Korean presidential election
Hong secured the nomination of the Liberty Korea Party. His campaign appealed to older, conservative voters with a platform describing Hong as a "strongman." Hong has stated he wanted to be a strong man similar to Park Chung-hee, a former Korean president and dictator who is popular with older conservatives and whose daughter Park Geun Hye was recently impeached amidst allegations of corruption.
Hong was elected as the chairperson of the Liberty Korea Party following his loss in the presidential election.
Hong holds economically conservative views. He supports Korean conglomerates, also known as chaebols and wants to reduce the power of labor unions. When asked how he would respond to growing concerns around corrupt practices amongst chaebols, such as those that brought down former President Park Geun Hye's administration, he simply stated that he would reduce corruption by putting it through a "washing machine", without providing a concrete course of action.
Hong has supported maintaining a vigilant approach to national security, supporting the deployment of the Terminal High altitude Area Defense System (THAAD) from the United States. He supports "armed peace."
Hong has publicly indicated that he believes that AIDS and HIV are a result of homosexuality, in order to attract the support of conservative voters. In a televised presidential debate, Hong criticized Moon Jae-in on his stances on homosexuality and remarked gay soldiers were a source of weakness in Korean military.
- "Will new leader turn around Liberty Korea Party?". The Korea Herald. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
- "South Korean opposition leader: Nukes are the only way to guarantee peace". CNN. 18 October 2017. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
- 한나라당 제18대 총선 서울지역 공천 신청자 명단(1)
- "돌아온 홍준표, 새누리당 경남지사 후보 확정". MK News. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
- Lee, Sun-young (2011-12-09). "Hong bows out amid mounting calls for reform". Korean Herald. Retrieved 2011-12-10.
- Kim (김), Ho-jun (호준) (2011-10-20). 아름다운재단 모금액 좌파단체 지원. Yonhap News (in Korean). Retrieved 2011-10-22.
- 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.
- Lee (이), Min-jeong (민정) (2011-10-28). `이참에 다 바꿔?`..홍준표 "당명 개명 검토". 이데일리 (in Korean). Retrieved 2011-10-29.
- "Meet the candidates in South Korea's unusual election". ABC News. 2017-05-08. Retrieved 2017-05-08.
- CNN, K. J. Kwon, Pamela Boykoff and James Griffiths. "South Korea election: Moon Jae-in declared winner". CNN. Retrieved 2017-05-10.
- Herald, The Korea (2017-07-02). "Will new leader turn around Liberty Korea Party?". Retrieved 2017-07-04.
- Mullany, Gerry (2017-05-08). "South Korea's Presidential Election: A Look at the Pivotal Issues". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-05-08.
- "[JTBC 대선토론] 문재인 "동성애 합법화 반대"…심상정 "유감스럽다"". Naver. Hankyung. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
- (in Korean) Official website