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List of Presidents of South Korea by time in office

295 days
Choi Kyu-hah
1979–1980

This is a list of Presidents of South Korea by time in office. The basis of the list is the difference between dates; if counted by number of calendar days all the figures would be one greater.

Rank by time in officeEdit

# in
office
President Length of term Rank by
length of
term
Notes
3
Park Chung-hee 17 years, 216 days
1
Served 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th terms
1
Rhee Syng-man 11 years, 281 days
2
Served 1st, 2nd, and 3rd terms
5
Chun Doo-hwan 7 years, 192 days
3
Served 11th and 12th terms
6
Roh Tae-woo 4 years, 365 days[1]
4
Served 13th term
10
Lee Myung-bak 4 years, 365 days[1]
4
Served 17th term
7
Kim Young-sam 4 years, 364 days
6
Served 14th term
8
Kim Dae-jung 4 years, 364 days
6
Served 15th term
9
Roh Moo-hyun 4 years, 364 days[2]
6
Served 16th term
11
Park Geun-hye 4 years, 13 days[3]
9
Served 18th term
12
Moon Jae-in 2 years, 24 days
10
Serving 19th term
2
Yun Bo-seon 1 year, 223 days
11
Served 4th term
4
Choi Kyu-hah 295 days
12
Served 10th term

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Roh and Lee served one day longer than other one-term presidents because they each served during two leap years while other one-term presidents served during only one leap year. This is also why their services of 4 years, 365 days did not equal 5 years
  2. ^ Suspended March 12, 2004 – May 14, 2004, Acting President: Goh Kun
  3. ^ Powers and duties suspended since 9 December 2016 by the National Assembly until final impeachment verdict on 10 March 2017