Nisha Rathode (Editor)

Goh Kun

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Preceded by
Roh Moo-hyun


Preceded by
Lee Soo Sung

Goh Kun

Preceded by
Kim Suk Soo

Succeeded by
Roh Moo-hyun

Preceded by
Kim Yong-rae

Goh Kun httpseventsstanfordeduevents727204Photo4

Preceded by
Cho Soon Kang Duk-ki (Acting)

January 2, 1938 (age 86) Keijo, Japanese Korea (now Seoul, South Korea) (

Former Prime Minister of South Korea

Political party
Democratic Justice Party, New Korea Party

Previous offices
Acting President of South Korea (2004–2004), Prime Minister of South Korea (2003–2004)

South Korean PM calls for stability on peninsula after Bush speech

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



Goh was a Minister of Parliament during the 1980s, before being appointed the mayor of Seoul from 1988 to 1990. 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.

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. 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.

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. Despite his retirement, he was named head of social unity council by President Lee Myung-bak on December 21, 2009.


Goh Kun Wikipedia

Similar Topics