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Moon Jae-in
Moon Jae-in
(Hangul: 문재인; Hanja: 文在寅; Korean pronunciation: [mun.dʑɛ̝.in]; born 24 January 1953) is a South Korean politician currently serving as President of South Korea.[1][2][3][4][5] He was elected after the impeachment of Park Geun-hye, in the 2017 presidential election. A former student activist, human rights lawyer, and chief presidential secretary to then-President Roh Moo-hyun,[6] Moon once served as leader of Minjoo Party of Korea
Korea
(2015–2016) and a member of the 19th National Assembly (2012–2016). He was also a candidate of the former Democratic United Party
Democratic United Party
in the 2012 presidential election in which he lost narrowly to Park Geun-hye.

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Early career

2.1 Human rights
Human rights
attorney 2.2 Roh Moo-hyun
Roh Moo-hyun
administration

3 Political career before the presidency (2012–2017)

3.1 Entrance to politics 3.2 2012 general election 3.3 2012 presidential campaign 3.4 Leader
Leader
of the Democratic Party

4 2017 presidential election

4.1 Primary and general election 4.2 Campaign positions on domestic policy

4.2.1 Economic policy 4.2.2 Transparency 4.2.3 Social issues

4.3 Campaign positions on foreign policy

5 Presidency

5.1 Domestic Policy

5.1.1 Education 5.1.2 Animal Rights/Adoption of "First Dog" 5.1.3 Energy

5.2 Foreign Policy

5.2.1 International relations 5.2.2 North Korea

6 Electoral history 7 Personal life

7.1 Family 7.2 Pets 7.3 Religion 7.4 Nickname

8 See also 9 References 10 External links

Early life and education[edit] Born in Geoje, South Korea
South Korea
during the last year of the Korean War, Moon Jae-in
Moon Jae-in
was the first son among five children of father Moon Yong-hyung and mother Kang Han-ok.[citation needed] His parents were refugees from South Hamgyeong Province
South Hamgyeong Province
(currently in North Korea) who fled their native city of Hungnam
Hungnam
during the Hungnam
Hungnam
evacuation.[7] His family eventually settled in Busan
Busan
and Moon attended Kyungnam High School.[7][8] He enrolled in Kyunghee University
Kyunghee University
where he majored in law.[9] He was arrested, convicted, and imprisoned and expelled from the university after he organized a student protest against the Yushin Constitution.[7][10][11] Later, he was conscripted into the military and assigned to the South Korean special forces, where he participated in "Operation Paul Bunyan" during the Axe murder incident.[12][13] After his discharge, he passed the Bar Exam and was admitted to the Judicial Research and Training Institute. He graduated second in his class but was not admitted to become a judge or government prosecutor due to his history of activism against the Yushin dictatorship under Park Chung-hee's rule as a student.[14] Moon chose to become a private lawyer instead. Early career[edit] Human rights
Human rights
attorney[edit] After becoming a lawyer, he partnered and worked with future President Roh Moo-hyun
Roh Moo-hyun
in the 1980s.[15] Along with Roh, he took cases involving human rights and civil rights issues defending labor rights activists and students persecuted for opposing Korea's then military dictatorship.[16] They remained friends up until Roh's suicide in 2009. He was a member of Minbyun and the Chairman of Human Rights at Busan Bar,[citation needed] as well as a founding member of the progressive South Korean newspaper, The Hankyoreh, in 1988.[17][18] Roh Moo-hyun
Roh Moo-hyun
administration[edit] Due to Roh's insistence, Moon became Roh's campaign manager during his presidential bid.[19] After Roh's victory, Moon became Roh's chief presidential secretary and close aide holding various roles in a presidential administration. Moon held roles as Senior Presidential Secretary for Civil Affairs, Senior Presidential Secretary for Civil Society, Senior Presidential Secretary for Civil Affairs, and Chief Presidential Secretary (equivalent to Chief-of-Staff) from 2003-2008. Moon was also the chairperson of the Promotion of the 2nd North-South Korea
Korea
Summit. Political career before the presidency (2012–2017)[edit] Entrance to politics[edit] Despite his earlier indifference, he began to get involved in politics. He published a memoir called Moon Jae-in: The Destiny which became a bestseller.[20] His popularity had been rising steady against the likely opponent in the presidential race, Park Geun-hye. For instance, in a February 2012 poll, Moon managed to gain parity with Park in popularity.[21] Moon managed to capitalize on the conservatives' decline in popularity amid a series of corruption scandals. As one pundit said, "Moon had managed to portray himself as a moderate and rational leader who has the backing of the younger generation".[22] 2012 general election[edit] See also: South Korean legislative election, 2012
South Korean legislative election, 2012
and South Korean presidential election, 2012 In 2012, Moon entered a bid for a seat in the National Assembly in the 19th legislative election. Moon won a seat in the Sasang District
Sasang District
of Busan
Busan
on 11 April 2012 as a member of the Democratic United Party
Democratic United Party
with 55% of the vote.[9] 2012 presidential campaign[edit] On September 16, 2012, Moon received the presidential nomination for the Democratic United Party. He ran for the 2012 presidential election as the Democratic United Party's candidate in a three-way race against Park Geun-hye, the incumbent ruling party’s candidate and daughter of the late president Park Chung-hee,[23] as well as independent software mogul Ahn Cheol-soo. Ahn dropped out of the race and endorsed Moon after polls showed a most likely definitive loss for both candidates were there to be a three-way race against Park. Moon went to lose the election. Leader
Leader
of the Democratic Party[edit]

Moon Jae-in
Moon Jae-in
and Leader
Leader
of the then- Saenuri Party
Saenuri Party
Kim Moo-sung
Kim Moo-sung
(centre) at the Buddha's Birthday
Buddha's Birthday
ceremony in May 2015

Moon was elected as the leader of New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD) on February 2, 2015. Prior to his election, Moon and NPAD party leader and 2012 presidential candidate rival Ahn Cheol-soo
Ahn Cheol-soo
had many public disputes over the direction of the party. Moon's official role led Ahn Cheol-soo
Ahn Cheol-soo
to quit and form the centrist People's Party. Ahn's departure and Moon's new tenure as party leader led to the newly renaming the liberal, NPAD Party as the new Democratic Party. During his leadership, Moon scouted several politically prominent people, including police studies/criminology expert Pyo Chang-won, political critic Lee Chul-hee, and former president Park's secretary Cho Ung-chun to prepare for upcoming 2016 legislative elections. After his recruitment, Moon resigned his position for another scouted advisor/former Park advisor Kim Chong-in.[24] 2017 presidential election[edit] Primary and general election[edit] Moon was considered the frontrunner to win Korea's 2017 presidential election, which would be the 19th term of the country's presidency, following the Impeachment of Park Geun-hye. He won the Democratic Party's nomination against fellow party members Ahn Hee-jung, Lee Jae-myung, and Choi Sung with 57% of the votes. The general election originally had 15 announced candidates. Moon faced four other major party nominees during the election, including 2012 presidential rival and past party colleague Ahn Cheol-soo
Ahn Cheol-soo
of the People's Party and Hong Jun-pyo
Hong Jun-pyo
of the Liberty Korea
Korea
Party. He was elected the 19th President of South Korea
President of South Korea
in Korea's 19th presidential election by a large plurality over two other major opponents, conservative Hong Joon-pyo and centrist Ahn Cheol-soo.

Inauguration of Moon Jae-in, May 10, 2017.

On May 10, 2017, Moon ended his campaign by winning 41.1% votes (with 13,423,800 votes) to win the plurality of votes.[25] As Moon was elected at a special election, he did not have the 60 days of transitional period of previous administrations, but was instead inaugurated the day after the election. Campaign positions on domestic policy[edit] Economic policy[edit] Moon's campaign promise in 2017 included intentions to put a 10 trillion won ($8.9 billion) fiscal stimulus to support job creation, start-ups, and small to mid-sized companies. His announced goal is to create 810,000 public sector jobs through raising taxes on the wealthy.[26] Moon's policy against corporate corruption, specifically in regards to Korean conglomerates in chaebols is to give "minority shareholders more power in electing board members" of the companies.[26] Transparency[edit] Moon also promised transparency on his presidency, moving the president residence from palatial and isolated Blue House
Blue House
to an existing government complex in downtown Seoul.[27] Social issues[edit] In a televised presidential debate, Moon said he opposes homosexuality, in response to conservative candidate Hong Jun-pyo's remarks that gay soldiers were a source of weakness in the South Korean military. Moon's remark prompted immediate criticism during the debate from Sim Sang-jung, the sole presidential candidate to support LGBT rights and a member of the leftist Justice Party.[28] The conservative remark also prompted outrage from gay rights activists, considering Moon's representation as the leading liberal candidate and former human rights lawyer. Some of Moon's supporters dismissed the comments as a necessity to win, as South Koreans tend to be conservative in social issues.[29] Moon later clarified his comments suggesting he still believes there should be no discrimination based on sexual orientation while oppose Same-sex marriage.[30] Campaign positions on foreign policy[edit] Moon has favored a peaceful reunification between the two Koreas. He was both widely criticized and widely praised for his comments stating that his first visit if elected president would be to visit North Korea, a visit that would be not unlike Roh Moo-hyun's visit to the country in 2007. Similarly, Moon's foreign policy towards North Korea is considered to closely align with the Sunshine Policy
Sunshine Policy
embraced by former liberal presidents Kim Dae-jung
Kim Dae-jung
and Roh Moo-hyun.[18] His 2017 presidential campaign has supported re-opening of the Kaesong Industrial Park.[31] Moon's relatively liberal stance in foreign policy is reflected in his writing in a book: “I’m pro-U.S., but now South Korea
South Korea
should adopt diplomacy in which it can discuss a U.S. request and say no to the Americans.”[32] He opposes a re-balance of the security alliance with the United States, but has also stated that he would like South Korea
Korea
"to be able to take the lead on matters on the Korean Peninsula."[18] At the same time, Moon has stated that he considers America as a "friend" for its role in helping South Korea
South Korea
avoid communism while helping its economic growth.[33] Presidency[edit]

Moon Jae-in's Presidential Job Approval rating

President Trump welcomes President Moon on June 30, 2017, in the White House Rose Garden

Wikinews has related news: Moon Jae-in
Moon Jae-in
becomes President of South Korea

Moon was sworn into office immediately after official votes were counted on May 10, replacing Acting President and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn. There was no transition period between the election and inauguration, unlike other presidential elections due to the nature of an election following a presidential impeachment.[34] He will serve out the typical single five-year term with his presidential term concluding in 2022.[35] Domestic Policy[edit] Education[edit] Moon's predecessor and daughter of Park Chung-hee, Park Geun-hye, originally planned to mandate usage of state-issued history textbooks in 2018. Moon reversed these plans in May 2017 in one of his first major acts as president. Critics of Park's original plan saw this as a way for Park to mitigate some representations of her father's oppressive policies under a dictatorial rule, only highlighting the positive accomplishments of the past. Park had stated she wanted to replace the "left-leaning" books with those created from the government that would instill greater patriotism.[36] Although the Park government had switched its official position on requiring the textbooks and allowed schools to choose the state-issued version from the backlash, Moon's action scrapped the program altogether. Schools will continue to choose privately published, government-approved textbooks written under educational guidelines instead.[37] Animal Rights/Adoption of "First Dog"[edit] Moon had promised during his campaign to adopt a dog from an animal sanctuary. This was considered relevant to South Korean politics as the country allows for consumption of dog meat. His administration adopted Tory, a four year old black mongrel who was saved from a dog meat farm, from an animal rights group. The move was considered to send "a strong message against the [dog meat] trade."[38] Energy[edit]

Moon meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin
at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, 6 September 2017

Moon's administration has focused on increasing South Korea's consumption of natural gas, away from nuclear and coal as sources of energy. These plans include delaying construction on nuclear reactors as well as re-opening dialogue around a natural gas pipeline that would come from Russia
Russia
and pass through North Korea.[39] At the event on June 19, 2017 marking the end of operations at South Korea's oldest nuclear reactor, Kori Unit 1, Moon outlined his plan for the future of energy in Korea, saying "we will abandon the development policy centred on nuclear power plants and exit the era of nuclear energy." This would be implemented by canceling plans for new nuclear power plants and not renewing licenses for operating plants. In addition, he shut down eight coal-fired power plants upon assuming office in May 2017, and pledged to shut down the remaining ten coal plants by the end of his term. In the long term, he envisioned renewable sources would eventually be able to meet Korea's demand, but in the interim, proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a stopgap measure while coal and nuclear were taken offline in the coming decades.[40] Foreign Policy[edit]

Moon with U.S. President Donald Trump
Donald Trump
at the height of the North Korea crisis in November 2017

International relations[edit] Moon visited the United States
United States
to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in June 2017, discussing U.S.- Korea
Korea
trade relations as well as North Korea's missile programs.[41] Moon revealed in a joint news conference that President Trump accepted an invitation to visit South Korea.[42] North Korea[edit]

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Moon watches a performance of the Samjiyon Band
Samjiyon Band
with North Korea's nominal head of state Kim Yong-nam, 11 February 2018

Outlining his North Korea
North Korea
strategy in a speech in Berlin, Germany, on July 6, 2017, Moon characterized the process leading to unification as a long-term project, rather than laying out any detailed plans for a unified Korea. He emphasized alliance with the United States
United States
and specified the need to assure dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear weapons program. At the same time he presented the question of unification in a regional context and signaled his hopes of working in cooperation with the international community. He supported sanctions against North Korea, while leaving open the possibility of their being rescinded, and indicated that it is crucial to establish a peace treaty with North Korea
North Korea
to end the Korean War officially in exchange for denuclearization.[43] Moon opposed the full deployment of THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) systems during his presidential campaign and called for more peace talks engaging with North Korea. As of late July, following North Korea's latest missile launch and increasingly aggressive actions, Moon asked the U.S. permission to build up its domestic defense systems and temporarily set up a full THAAD system.[44] Electoral history[edit]

Election Year Position Party Affiliation Votes Percentage of votes Results

19th General Election 2012 National Assembly Member (Busan, Sasang District) Democratic United Party 65,336 55.05% Won

18th Presidential Election 2012 President Democratic United Party 14,692,632 48.02% Lost (2nd)

19th Presidential Election 2017 President Democratic Party of Korea 13,423,800 41.08% Won

Personal life[edit] Family[edit]

Kim Jung-sook
Kim Jung-sook
with Ivanka Trump
Ivanka Trump
at the 2018 Winter Olympics, 24 February 2018

Moon married Kim Jung-sook, a vocalist from the same university he attended. He and Kim both individually revealed in separate Korean talk shows that they both met each other when Moon was a student activist protesting the Yushin Constitution.[45] Pets[edit] Moon has three pets: two dogs (Korean: 마루, translit. Maru, a Pungsan dog, and Korean: 토리, translit. Tory, a mixed-breed) and one cat (Korean: 찡찡, translit. Jjing-jjing). Jjing-jjing is the country's first-ever "first cat",[46] and Tory was adopted from a shelter, in contrast with other "first dogs", which had traditionally been purebred Jindo dogs.[47][48] Moon stated at Tory's adoption that "we need to pay more attention to abandoned animals and care for them as a society" and that he wanted to remove the stigma against Tory's dark coat, which contributed to him being virtually unadoptable for two years after he was rescued in 2015.[49] Religion[edit] Moon is currently the second Roman Catholic leader after the late former President Kim Dae-jung
Kim Dae-jung
( Roh Moo-hyun
Roh Moo-hyun
is a lapsed Catholic).[50] His baptismal (or Christian) name is "Timothy".[51] Nickname[edit] Moon is nicknamed the "Dark King" (Hangul: 명왕; Hanja: 冥王; RR: Myeong-wang), after the character Silvers Rayleigh from the Japanese manga series One Piece.[52] See also[edit]

Outline of South Korea List of companies of South Korea Index of South Korea-related articles International rankings of South Korea List of South Korean tourist attractions

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