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Chronology of major events in President-elect Moon Jae-in's biography to-date

All Headlines 01:10 May 10, 2017

SEOUL, May 10 (Yonhap) -- The following is the chronology of the major events in the life of President Moon Jae-in.


1953: Born in Geoje, South Korea

1975: Jailed for staging pro-democracy demonstrations

1972: Enrolls at Kyunghee University

1980: Graduates from Kyunghee University with a degree in law. He is jailed again for organizing anti-government rallies and also passes the South Korean bar exam the same year

1982-1995: Practices law as a human rights and labor attorney in Busan. There he meets and forms a lifelong personal and professional bond with former President Roh Moo-hyun

2002: Manages Roh's presidential election operations in Busan

2003: Named President Roh's senior secretary for civil affairs

2004: Heads the presidential office's newly established secretariat on civic society

2005-2006: Serves again as senior secretary for civil affairs to the president

2006: Named special political advisor to the president

2007-2008: Serves as the president's chief of staff

2009: Heads the executive committee to organize and oversee the funeral for late President Roh

2010-2012: Serves as director at The Roh Moo-hyun Foundation

2012: Elected as lawmaker for Busan's Sasang district

2012: Runs for the Democratic United Party to be South Korea's 18th president but loses to conservative candidate Park Geun-hye

2015: Elected as chairman of the New Politics Alliance for Democracy after co-party leader and former presidential primary rival Ahn Cheol-soo leaves the party

April 3, 2017: Nominated as presidential candidate for the Democratic Party

May 9, 2017: Elected as South Korea's 19th president
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