Ahn Sang-soo (born February 1946)

Ahn Sang-soo (hangul:안상수, hanja:安商守, born February 9, 1946, in Changwon) is a South Korean politician. He was chairman of the Grand National Party, the precursor to the Saenuri Party.[1] [2] He was the Mayor of Changwon from 2014[3][4] to 2018. He hopes to improve that city's bicycle-sharing plan.[5]

Ahn Sang-soo
Mayor of Changwon
In office
1 July 2014 – 30 June 2018
Preceded byPark Wan-soo
Succeeded byHuh Sung-moo
Chairman of the Grand National Party
In office
14 July 2010 – 8 May 2011
Preceded byChung Mong-joon
Succeeded byJeong Ui-hwa (Interim)
Member of the National Assembly
In office
30 May 1996 – 29 May 2012
Preceded byPark Je-sang
Succeeded bySong Ho-chang
Personal details
Born (1946-02-09) 9 February 1946 (age 74)
Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea
Political partyUnited Future
Alma materMasan High School
Seoul National University School of Law (LL.B.)
ProfessionPolitician, Prosecutor
Korean name
Revised RomanizationAn Sang-su
McCune–ReischauerAn Sang-su


He mistook thermos flasks as North Korean artillery shells in a bombed-out house afflicted after the Bombardment of Yeonpyeong.[6] This has stirred controversies in the National Assembly of South Korea.


  1. ^ "Saenuri Party History". Saenuri Party website. Retrieved 2015-02-25.
  2. ^ Bae, Hyun-jung (2011-04-28). "Ruling party leaders resign". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2011-12-17.
  3. ^ "Interview with the Mayor of Changwon: Mayor Ahn Sang-soo". ICLEI. 2014-08-04. Archived from the original on 2014-12-11. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  4. ^ "Mayor Ahn Sang Soo of Changwon egged during an assembly meeting". allkpop. September 16, 2014. Archived from the original on December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  5. ^ "Alliance Chair City has new Mayor". EcoMobility. 2014-07-17. Archived from the original on December 9, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  6. ^ "South Korean party chief claims Thermos flasks are North Korean shells". The Telegraph. 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2010-12-03.

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