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President-elect Moon Begins His Term at 8:09 am on May 10

May 10, 2017 10:53|May 11, 2017 05:47
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The term of President-elect Moon Jae-in has officially begun in the morning of May 10. The National Election Committee held an all-member meeting at 8 am on the same day and confirmed that Mr. Moon is the 19th president of the Republic of Korea.

The exact time the presidential term commenced was 8:09 am when National Election Committee Chairman Kim Yong-deok pronounced Moon's confirmation. With this, all powers and duties as a president have been handed over to the new leader including the powers as Commander-in-chief. There is no 60-day transition period this time as this was an election to fill the void created by the impeachment of the sitting president.

Mr. Moon will announce a Prime Minister nominee in the afternoon of the same day. It was reported that Lee Nak-youn, current Governor of South Jeolla Province, was already nominated for the position. Mr. Lee began his political career in 2000 as a lawmaker in the 16th legislative elections at the recommendation of former president Kim Dae-jung. Right after Roh Moo-hyun was elected as president in 2002, he worked as a spokesperson for the transition team. In addition, the newly elected president nominated Lim Jong-seok, Minjoo Party congressman, as Presidential Chief of Staff.

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제19대 문재인 대통령의 임기가 공식 개시됐다.

중앙선거관리위원회(선관위)는 10일 오전 8시 전체 위원회의를 열고 대선 개표결과에 따라 문재인 더불어민주당 대선후보를 대통령 당선인으로 공식 확정했다.

이번 대선에서는 선관위에서 당선인 결정안이 의결되는 즉시 새 대통령의 임기가 시작된다.

이에 문 대통령의 공식 임기는 김용덕 위원장이 의사봉을 두드린 오전 8시9분부터다. 이 시점부터 국군통수권 등 대통령으로서의 권환도 모두 이양됐다.

선관위는 문 대통령 당선안 의결 직후 안규백 더불어민주당 사무총장에게 당선증을 교부했다.

김 위원장은 "이번 대선은 헌정사상 최초의 대통령 탄핵에 따른 궐위선거였다"며 "당선인께서 이념과 지역, 계층, 세대를 아우르는 국민 대통합에 힘써주시기 바란다"고 밝혔다.

문 대통령은 이번 대선에서 1342만3800표, 전체의 41.1%를 득표했다.

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