Ahn Sang-soo (born May 1946)

Ahn Sang-soo (Korean안상수; Hanja安相洙; RRAn Sang-su; born 28 May 1946) is a South Korean politician of the Saenuri Party who served as two-time mayor of Incheon from 2002 to 2010. In the 2010 local elections he lost his position to Song Young-gil of the Democratic Party.[1] He was a candidate for the Saenuri nomination in the 2012 presidential elections.[2] As mayor, Ahn was responsible for initiating a range of expensive construction projects which have been implicated in causing financial difficulties.[3]

On November 22, 2019, while serving in the National Assembly representing the opposition Liberty Korea party, he introduced an amendment to remove remove homophobia and transphobia from a list of violations of an anti-discrimination law.[4] He used a poster that compared homosexual marriage to a picture of a woman marrying a dog.[5]


  1. ^ "In stunning turn, opposition parties secure significant victory in elections". The Hankyoreh. 3 June 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Ex-Incheon mayor joins Saenuri presidential race". The Korea Herald. 6 May 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  3. ^ "In financial pinch, Incheon under pressure to downscale Asiad plan". The Korea Times. 4 April 2012. Archived from the original on 6 November 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Outcry as conservative South Korean MPs seek to curtail LGBT rights". 21 November 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  5. ^ "[팩트체크K] "'동성애' 차별금지 조항서 없애자"…안상수 법안 따져보니". 21 November 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
National Assembly of South Korea
Preceded by
Kim Du-seop
Member of the Assembly for
Incheon Gyeyang-guGanghwa-gap

Succeeded by
Song Young-gil
Political offices
Preceded by
Choi Ki-sun
Mayor of Incheon
Succeeded by
Song Young-gil