Yoon Seok-yeol


May 29, 2022

Seok-Yeol Yoon (尹錫悅, standard pronunciation: Yoon Seo-gyeol, born December 18, 1960) is the 20th President of the Republic of Korea. He is headquartered in Papyeong and was born in Seoul. He was the 23rd member of the Judicial Research and Training Institute and worked as a prosecutor for 27 years after he was appointed as a prosecutor in 1994. In 2013, during the Park Geun-hye administration, Yoon Seok-yeol, then head of the Suwon District Prosecutors' Office, took on the role of the head of the special investigation team in the National Intelligence Service's public opinion manipulation case and investigated the matter. He was demoted to being a high swordsman. In December 2016, he served as the head of the investigation team at the Park Geun-Hye-Choi Soon-Sil Gate Special Prosecutor's Office. Then, on March 10, 2017, Park Geun-hye was sacked and President Moon Jae-in was elected in the 19th presidential election. Yoon Seok-yeol served as the 59th prosecutor general of the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office under the Moon Jae-in administration and was appointed the 43rd prosecutor general in July 2019. Afterwards, he had a conflict with his passport and was suspended and disciplined by Minister of Justice Chu Mi-ae. On March 4, 2021, he resigned as Prosecutor General with over four months remaining. He declared his candidacy for president on June 29, 2021, and entered the power of the people on July 30. Afterwards, he was elected as a candidate for the People's Power through the intra-party primary, and ran for the 20th presidential election in March 2022. On May 10, 2022, he was officially inaugurated as president and the Yun Seok-yeol government was established.


He was born on December 18, 1960 in Seoul to his father Yoongi-jung (尹起重) and mother Choi Seong-ja (崔成子). After graduating from Daegwang Elementary School, he attended Jungnang Middle School and transferred to Chungam Middle School at the end of his sophomore year. He graduated from Chungam High School in 1979 and entered the Department of Law at Seoul National University. Lawyer Kang-bae Moon, a classmate of his classmate, remembered, “He was active and got along well with his friends while he was in school, and he was especially loyal.” While attending university, he appeared as a prosecutor in a mock trial related to the bloody suppression of the May 18th Gwangju Democratization Movement in 1980 and demanded life imprisonment for President Chun Doo-hwan. Under the circumstances at the time, it was not easy to ask for a life sentence even in a mock trial. As the story of the mock trial spread on and off campus, he fled to Gangwon-do for a while. He postponed military service inspection twice in 1980 and 1981, but in 1982 he was disqualified from military service due to immobility due to a large difference in vision in both eyes. .

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He passed the first bar exam when he was in his fourth year of college, but failed for 9 years after failing the second round, and passed the 33rd bar exam in 1991 after 9 years, so he was older than other Judicial Training Institute classmates. After completing the 23rd class of the Judicial Research and Training Institute, he was appointed as a prosecutor in 1994. While serving as the head of the Yeoju branch of the Suwon District Prosecutors' Office, he served as the head of the special investigation team in the National Intelligence Service's opinion manipulation case from April 2013. The special investigation team applied charges of violating the Public Official Election Act and the National Intelligence Service Act against Won Se-hoon, the former head of the National Intelligence Service. Yoon Seok-yeol came out as a state audit witness and said, "I am not loyal to people." On February 23rd, Professor Wonyu Kim, an American philosopher who was a friend of his elementary and middle school friend, posted on his Facebook, “I have come to meet the twilight of a hermit in a foreign land. At that moment, Seok-Yeol Yoon became an 'Apostle of Justice' and stood tall like a giant before me, and I shed tears of emotion at the majesty of hearing his long declaration 'I am not loyal to people' in an article I read on the Internet." .In the Moon Jae-in government on May 19, 2017