Goh Kun

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Goh Kun (born January 2, 1938) is a South Korean politician. He served as Prime Minister of South Korea from 1997 to 1998 and from 2003 to 2004. In his more recent term, assumed the role of interim head of state from March 12, 2004, following President Roh Moo-Hyun's impeachment, to May 14, 2004 when the South Korean Constitutional Court overturned the impeachment decision and restored Roh's powers as president.

He was a minister during the 1980s, and then Mayor of Seoul from 1988 to 1990(appointed) and in 1999(elected). Goh resigned from the office of Prime Minister on May 24, 2004 after refusing to comply with the President's request to replace cabinet members. He is known as a solid, hardworking civil servant. One of Goh Kun's nicknames is "Mr. Stability," reflecting his ability to survive changes of government and other political upheavals.

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Preceded by:
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Mayor of Seoul
1988 - 1990
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
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Mayor of Seoul
1999
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
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Prime Minister of South Korea
1997 - 1998
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
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Prime Minister of South Korea
2003 - 2004
Succeeded by:
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Preceded by:
Roh Moo-hyun
(Impeached)
Head of State of South Korea
2004
Succeeded by:
Roh Moo-hyun
(Reinstated)

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