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List of Prime Ministers of South Korea

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
South Korea
Constitution
To avoid confusion, all the names on this list follow the Eastern order convention (family name first, given name second) for consistency.

The following is a list of the prime ministers of South Korea from the First Republic to the Sixth Republic. The first column consecutively numbers the individuals who have served as Prime Minister, while the second column consecutively numbers the Prime Ministerial terms or administrations.

List of Prime Ministers of the Republic of Korea (1948–present)

      Conservative (current: Saenuri Party)       Liberal (current: New Politics Alliance for Democracy)       Military       Independent

I# A# Portrait Name Term of office Days Affiliation President
Prime Ministers of the First Republic
1 1 Yi Pom-sok
I Beomseok
이범석 / 李範奭
31 July
1948
21 April
1950
628 Independent
Rhee Syng-man
Shin Song-mo (acting)
Sin Seongmo
신성모 / 申性模
21 April
1950
23 November
1950
216 Independent
2 2 Chang Myon
Jang Myeon
장면 / 張勉
23 November
1950
24 April
1952
518 Liberal
Ho Chong (acting)
Heo Jeong
허정 / 許政
6 November
1951
9 April
1952
155 Liberal
Yi Yun-yong (acting)
I Yunyeong
이윤영 / 李允荣
24 April
1952
6 May
1952
27 Liberal
3 3 Chang Taek-sang
Jang Taegsang
장택상 / 張澤相
6 May
1952
6 October
1952
153 Liberal
Paik Too-chin (acting)
Baek Dujin
백두진 / 白斗鎮
9 October
1952
24 April
1953
200 Liberal
4 4 Paik Too-chin
Baek Dujin
백두진 / 白斗鎮
24 April
1953
17 June
1954
419
5 5 Pyon Yong-tae
Byeon Yeongtae
변영태 / 卞荣泰
28 June
1954
28 November
1954
164 Liberal
Paek Han-song (acting)
Baek Hanseong
백한성 / 白漢成
28 November
1954
28 November
1954
0 Liberal
Post abolished (28 November 1954 – 27 April 1960)
Prime Ministers of the Second Republic
Post restored
6 6 Ho Chong
Heo Jeong
허정 / 許政
15 June
1960
18 August
1960
64 Democratic
Yun Bo-seon
(2) 7 Chang Myon (2nd Term)
Jang Myeon
장면 / 張勉
18 August
1960
18 May
1961
273 Democratic
Post abolished (18 May 1961 – 17 December 1963)
Chief Cabinet Ministers of the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction
Jang Do-young
Jang Doyeong
장도영 / 張都暎
21 May
1961
3 July
1961
43 Military
Yun Bo-seon
Song Yo-chan
Song Yochan
송요찬 / 宋堯讚
3 July
1961
16 June
1962
348 Military
Park Chung-hee
Bak Jeonghui
박정희 / 朴正熙
18 June
1962
10 July
1962
24 Military
Park Chung-hee
Kim Hyun-chul
Gim Hyeoncheol
김현철 / 金顯哲
10 July
1962
17 December
1963
525 Independent
Prime Ministers of the Third Republic
Post restored
7 8 Choi Tu-son
Choe Duseon
최두선 / 崔斗善
17 December
1963
10 May
1964
145 Independent
Park Chung-hee
8 9 Chung Il-kwon
Jeong Ilgweon
정일권 / 丁一权
10 May
1964
20 December
1970
2415 Independent
(4) 10 Paik Too-chin (2nd Term)
Baek Dujin
백두진 / 白斗鎮
20 December
1970
4 June
1971
166 Democratic Republican
9 11 Kim Jong-pil
Gim Jongpil
김종필 / 金鍾泌
4 June
1971
19 December
1975
1659 Democratic Republican
Prime Ministers of the Fourth Republic
Choi Kyu-hah (acting)
Choe Gyuha
최규하 / 崔圭夏
19 December
1975
13 March
1976
85 Democratic Republican
Park Chung-hee
10 12 Choi Kyu-hah
Choe Gyuha
최규하 / 崔圭夏
13 March
1976
6 December
1979
1363
11 13 Shin Hyun-hwak
Sin Hyeonhwak
신현확 / 申铉确
12 December
1979
22 May
1980
168 Democratic Republican
Choi Kyu-hah
Pak Choong-hoon (acting)
Bak Chunghun
박충훈 / 朴忠勋
22 May
1980
2 September
1980
103 Military
Chun Doo-hwan
Nam Duck-woo (acting)
Nam Deogu
남덕우 / 南德祐
2 September
1980
22 September
1980
20 Democratic Justice
12 14 Nam Duck-woo
Nam Deogu
남덕우 / 南德祐
22 September
1980
4 January
1982
469
Prime Ministers of the Fifth Republic
Yoo Chang-soon (acting)
Yu Changsun
유창순 / 劉彰順
4 January
1982
23 January
1982
19 Democratic Justice
Chun Doo-hwan
13 15 Yoo Chang-soon
Yu Changsun
유창순 / 劉彰順
23 January
1982
24 June
1982
152
Kim Sang-hyup (acting)
Gim Sanghyeob
김상협 / 金相浹
25 January
1982
20 September
1982
88 Democratic Justice
14 16 Kim Sang-hyup
Gim Sanghyeob
김상협 / 金相浹
21 September
1982
14 October
1983
389
Chin Iee-chong (acting)
Jin Uijong
진의종 / 陳懿鍾
15 October
1983
17 October
1983
3 Democratic Justice
15 17 Chin Iee-chong
Jin Uijong
진의종 / 陳懿鍾
17 October
1983
11 November
1984
397
Shin Byung-hyun (acting)
Sin Byeonghyeon
신병현 / 申秉鉉
11 November
1984
18 February
1985
93 Democratic Justice
Lho Shin-yong (acting)
No Sinyeong
노신영 / 盧信永
18 February
1985
16 May
1985
87 Democratic Justice
16 18 Lho Shin-yong
No Sinyeong
노신영 / 盧信永
16 May
1985
26 May
1987
740
Lee Han-key (acting)
I Hangi
이한기 / 李漢基
26 May
1987
14 July
1987
49 Democratic Justice
Kim Chung-yul (acting)
Gim Jeongryeol
김정렬 / 金貞烈
14 July
1987
7 August
1987
24 Independent
17 19 Kim Chung-yul
Gim Jeongryeol
김정렬 / 金貞烈
7 August
1987
25 February
1988
202
Prime Ministers of the Sixth Republic
Lee Hyun-jae (acting)
I Hyeonjae
이현재 / 李賢宰
25 February
1988
2 March
1988
6 Independent
Roh Tae-woo
18 20 Lee Hyun-jae
I Hyeonjae
이현재 / 李賢宰
2 March
1988
5 December
1988
278
Kang Young-hoon
Gang Yeonghun
강영훈 / 姜英勛
5 December
1988
16 December
1988
11 Democratic Justice (1988-1990)
Democratic Liberal (1990)
19 21 Kang Young-hoon
Gang Yeonghun
강영훈 / 姜英勛
16 December
1988
27 December
1990
741
Ro Jai-bong (acting)
No Jaebong
노재봉 / 盧在鳳
27 December
1990
22 January
1991
26 Democratic Liberal
20 22 Ro Jai-bong
No Jaebong
노재봉 / 盧在鳳
22 January
1991
24 May
1991
122
Chung Won-shik (acting)
Jeong Weonsik
정원식 / 鄭元植
24 May
1991
7 July
1991
44 Independent
21 23 Chung Won-shik
Jeong Weonsik
정원식 / 鄭元植
8 July
1991
8 October
1992
459
22 24 Hyun Soong-jong
Hyeon Seungjong
현승종 / 玄勝鍾
8 October
1992
25 February
1993
140 Independent
23 25 Hwang In-sung
Hwang Inseong
황인성 / 黃寅性
25 February
1993
17 December
1993
295 Democratic Liberal
Kim Young-sam
24 26 Lee Hoi-chang
I Hoechang
이회창 / 李會昌
17 December
1993
22 April
1994
126 Democratic Liberal
25 27 Lee Yung-dug
I Yeongdeog
이영덕 / 李榮徳
29 April
1994
17 December
1994
239 Democratic Liberal
26 28 Lee Hong-koo
I Honggu
이홍구 / 李洪九
17 December
1994
18 December
1995
366 Democratic Liberal
27 29 Lee Soo-sung
I Suseong
이수성 / 李壽成
18 December
1995
4 March
1997
442 New Korea
28 30 Goh Kun
Go Geon
고건 / 高建
4 March
1997
3 March
1998
364 Independent
Kim Jong-pil (acting)
Gim Jongpil
김종필 / 金鍾泌
3 March
1998
17 August
1998
167 United Liberal Democrats
Kim Dae-jung
(9) 31 Kim Jong-pil (2nd Term)
Gim Jongpil
김종필 / 金鍾泌
17 August
1998
13 January
2000
514
29 32 Park Tae-joon
Bak Taejun
박태준 / 朴泰俊
13 January
2000
19 May
2000
127 United Liberal Democrats
Lee Han-dong (acting)
I Handong
이한동 / 李漢東
22 May
2000
29 June
2000
38 United Liberal Democrats
30 33 Lee Han-dong
I Handong
이한동 / 李漢東
29 June
2000
11 July
2002
742
Chang Sang (acting)
Jang Sang
장상 / 張裳
11 July
2002
31 July
2002
20 Independent
Chang Dae-whan (acting)
Jang Daehwan
장대환 / 張大煥
9 August
2002
10 September
2002
32 Independent
Kim Suk-soo (acting)
Gim Seogsu
김석수 / 金碩洙
10 September
2002
5 October
2002
25 Independent
31 34 Kim Suk-soo
Gim Seogsu
김석수 / 金碩洙
5 October
2002
26 February
2003
144
(28) 35 Goh Kun (2nd Term)
Go Geon
고건 / 高建
26 February
2003
25 May
2004
423 Democratic Party
Roh Moo-hyun
32 36 Lee Hae-chan
I Haechan
이해찬 / 李海瓚
30 June
2004
14 March
2006
622 Open Uri [Our Open]
33 37 Han Myeong-sook
Han Myeongsuk
한명숙 / 韓明淑
20 April
2006
7 March
2007
322 Open Uri [Our Open]
34 38 Han Duck-soo
Han Deogsu
한덕수 / 韓德洙
2 April
2007
29 February
2008
333 Independent
35 39 Han Seung-soo
Han Seungsu
한승수 / 韓昇洙
29 February
2008
28 September
2009
577 Grand National
Lee Myung-bak
36 40 Chung Un-chan
Jeong Unchan
정운찬 / 鄭雲燦
28 September
2009
11 August
2010
317 Grand National
37 41 Kim Hwang-sik
Gim Hwangsik
김황식 / 金滉植
1 October
2010
26 February
2013
879 Independent
38 42 Jung Hong-won
Jeong Hongwon
정홍원 / 鄭烘原
26 February
2013
present 718 Saenuri [New Frontier]
Park Geun-hye

See also

References

External links

  • Former Prime Ministers
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