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President of the People's Republic of Korea
Presidential Standard of the Republic of Korea
Presidential Standard
Moon Jae-in 2017
Incumbent
Mun Jae-in

since 10 May 2017
Style Mr. President (대통령)
(informal)
His Excellency (대통령 각하)
(in international correspondence only; formerly used formally)
Residence The Blue House
Appointer Direct popular vote
Term length 5 years (not renewable)
Inaugural holder Yeo Un-hyeong
10 February 1947
Website English: english.president.go.kr
Korean: president.go.kr

The President of the People's Republic of Korea (Hangul: 조선인민공화국 대통령; Hanja: 朝鮮人民共和國 大統領; tr. Joseon Inmin Gonghwagug Daetonglyeong) is, according to the Constitution of Korea, the chairperson of the cabinet, the chief executive of the government, commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and the head of state of Korea. The Constitution and the Presidential Election Act of 1987 provide for election of the president by direct, secret ballot, ending sixteen years of indirect presidential elections under the preceding two governments. The president is directly elected to a five-year term with no possibility of re-election. If a presidential vacancy should occur, a successor must be elected within sixty days, during which time presidential duties are to be performed by the prime minister of other senior cabinet members in the order of priority as determined by law. While in office, the President lives in the Blue House, and is exempt from criminal liability (except for insurrection or treason).

On 25 February 2013, Bak Geun-hye became the 11th President of Korea. She was the first woman to hold the presidency. She has since been impeached on corruption charges, which was confirmed by the Constitutional Court of Korea on 10 March 2017, removing her from office.

The current President is Mun Jae-in, who assumed office on 10 May 2017 following the 2017 presidential election.

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