Chung Sye-kyun

Chung Sye-kyun
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Speaker of the National Assembly
Assumed office
9 June 2016
PresidentPark Geun-hye
Hwang Kyo-ahn (Acting)
Moon Jae-in
Preceded byChung Eui-hwa
Member of the National Assembly
Assumed office
30 May 2012
Preceded byPark Jin
ConstituencySeoul Jongno
In office
30 May 1996 - 29 May 2012
ConstituencyJinan-Muju-Jangsu (-Imsil from 2004)
Chairman of the Democratic Party
In office
7 July 2008 - 2 August 2010
Preceded bySohn Hak-kyu and
Park Sang-chun
Succeeded byPark Jie-won (acting)
Chairman of the Uri Party
In office
14 February 2007 - 20 August 2007
Preceded byKim Geun-tae
Succeeded byParty dissolved
Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy
In office
10 February 2006 - 1 March 2007
PresidentRoh Moo-hyun
Preceded byLee Hee-bum
Succeeded byKim Young-joo
Personal details
BornJinan, North Jeolla, South Korea
CitizenshipSouth Korean
Political partyIndependent
Other political
Democratic Party of Korea (Until 2016)
Alma materKorea University
New York University
Pepperdine University
Kyung Hee University


Chung Sye-kyun (Hangul: 

Early life and education

Chung was created in the town of Donghyang (ko) in Jinan, North Jeolla. From 1966 to 1969 he analyzed at Jeonju Shinheung Large College (ko) in Jeonju, where he was students reporter and served while chairman from the college student council. As an undergraduate he analyzed legislation at Korea University or college, and became chairman from the college student union there, graduating in 1974. He was nominated as another for any U.S. Asia-Pacific college student leadership project for the reason that 12 months. He received a master's level from your Wagner College of Public Support at NY University or college in 1983, an MBA from Pepperdine University or college in 1993, and a doctorate from Kyung Hee University or college in 2000.

Political career

Chung entered the Country wide Set up in the 1996 parliamentary election while an associate of the primary liberal opposition Country wide Congress for New Politics, representing his house region of Jinan, North Jeolla, in the Jinan–Muju–Jangsu constituency.Chief executive Roh Moo-hyun appointed Chung Minister of Business, Market and Energy in the beginning of 2006. As minister, Chung received U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman in Seoul, and participated in the Five-Party Energy Ministerial kept in Beijing on 16 Dec 2006, advertising energy efficiency as well as the advancement of clean energy systems.

Democratic Party leader (2008–10)

On the Democratic Party national convention on 6 July 2008, Chung was elected leader from the party, defeating Choo Mi-ae, his nearest competitor.In July 2009, Chung continued a six-day hunger strike to protest some media laws flushed with the ruling Grand Country wide Party. He resigned his set up chair on July 24 alongside Chun Jung-bae, labeling the expenses invalid and proclaiming that transferring legislation through "unlawful voting and assault can't be justified". Some 70 Democratic lawmakers also handed words of resignation to Chung, and Chung announced that the party would commence a hundred-day advertising campaign in the roads against the laws and regulations. Chung and his fellow party associates returned towards the set up on August 27 after per month of protests.Chung faced phone calls to resign as party head following the Democratic Party underperformed in the 2010 by-elections, losing five from the eight chairs getting contested. He recognized the needs and resigned alongside all of those other party command on August 2, acquiring responsibility for the beat.

Later legislative career (2010–present)

In the 2012 parliamentary election, Chung relocated from Jeolla to Seoul to contest Jongno, a significant constituency encompassing the Dongdaemun as well as the presidential residence on the Blue House. He defeated his Saenuri Party competition Hong Sa-duk, a six-term assemblyman and leading supporter of Recreation area Geun-hye. Staying in Jongno as an associate from the Minjoo Party of Korea, four years afterwards in the 2016 elections Chung effectively fended off difficult from another Saenuri heavyweight, previous Seoul mayor Oh Se-hoon, confounding opinion polls from prior to the vote, which got recommended Oh would earn. Before the 2016 election, Chung got criticized the Minjoo command for failing woefully to nominate enough females and minority applicants.