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05 May 2006

Inspired by the pacifism and simplicity of Quakerism - preview

Kim Sungsoo talks about Korea’s new prime minister, Han Myung-sook

The nomination of Han Myung-sook as the country's first female prime minister, was approved by the Korea National Assembly on 19 April 2006
  • Han, a 62-year old MP of the ruling Uri Party, gained 182 votes from a total of 264 cast
  • Han served as minister of the environment, 2003 to 2004 and as the first minister of gender equality, 2001 to 2003


  • Han has been elected to the National Assembly as MP twice, in 2000 by proportional representation and in 2004 bi-election in my constituency
  • I met her at a local tube station while she was campaigning
  • Before joining politics, she devoted herself to pro-democracy and feminist movements

  • Kim Sungsoo

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