|Yoon Seok-youl Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||December 18, 1960|
Yoon Seok-youl is a South Korean politician, former public prosecutor, and lawyer who won the 2022 South Korean presidential election and was set to be appointed the 13th President of South Korea on May 10, 2022. He had received 48.56% of the 33,760,311 votes cast while his nearest rival had polled 47.83% of the total votes, making it the closest presidential election result in South Korean history. Before this, Yoon had served as the Prosecutor General of South Korea from July 25, 2019, to March 4, 2021.
Bomun-dong, Seongbuk District, Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, South Korea
Yoon attended the Daegwang Elementary School in Seoul and the Joongrang Middle School in Danwon-gu, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. After finishing 8th grade, he had taken a transfer to the Choongam High School, a private school in Eungam-dong, Eunpyeong-gu, Seoul. After his high school graduation, he joined the Seoul National University, a national research university in Seoul, to study law.
Yoon had passed the first part of the bar exam in his 4th year at the university but had failed the second bar exam. He kept failing that exam for the next 9 years. He had finally passed the bar in 1991. Yoon had attained LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) and LL.M. (Master of Laws) degrees from the university.
Politician, Public Prosecutor (Retired), Lawyer
- Father – Yoon Ki-joong (Author, Former Educator, Founder of the Korean Statistical Society, Member of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Korea)
- Mother – His mother was a lecturer.
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
75 kg or 165.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Yoon has dated –
- Kim Kun-hee (2012-Present) – Yoon married South Korean businesswoman Kim Kun-hee in 2012. Kim is the founder, CEO, and president of the art exhibition company, Covana Contents.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Korean descent.
- Mildly stocky frame
- Side-parted hair
- Clean-shaven look
- Puffy face
Yoon Seok-youl Facts
- He had first come into the spotlight in the early 1980s when he and his colleagues had held a mock trial where he had acted as a prosecutor and demanded the death penalty for Chun Doo-hwan, a South Korean army general and military dictator who had ruled as a military strongman from 1979 to 1980, and officially, as the 5th president of South Korea from 1980 to 1988.
- This mock trial was conducted shortly after the Gwangju Uprising, a popular revolt in the city of Gwangju, South Korea, in May 1980, which had pitted local, armed citizens against soldiers and police of the South Korean government. After the mock trial, Yoon had to escape to the Gangwon Province.
- Although the charge is not fully substantiated, it is often speculated that the reason behind his failure to clear his second bar exam (for 9 years) was his participation in the aforementioned mock trial.
- He was exempted from national service (South Korea requires male citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 to perform compulsory military service) in 1982 due to anisometropia, a medical condition where the right and left eyes have unequal refractive power. He later revealed that he was unable to obtain a driving license due to the same condition.
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