Aug 15, 1948 - Feb 25, 2008

Inaugural Ceremony of the President of the Republic of Korea 

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The inaugural ceremony of the president of the Republic of Korea  is counted among  national celebrations. 

The video is a compilation of photographs from the events of inaugural ceremonies covering for Syngman Rhee, the nation's first president, all the way down to Lee Myung-bak, the 18th president.

As the first president of the republic, Syngman-Rhee sworn in under the Constitution of the Republic of Korea on the plaza in front of the Capitol building on 24 Jul,1948.

Park Chung-hee, reelected in 1967 as the sixth president of Korea, had his inauguration on Jul. 1, 1967. The inaugural ceremony was held on the Capitol plaza.

Following his reelection as the seventh president of the republic, Park Chung-hee's inauguration was held on Jul. 1, 1971 at the Capitol plaza, which was attended by about 2,200 persons.

Elected as the eighth president, Park Chung-hee's inauguration was held indoors at Jangchung Gymnasium on Dec. 27, 1972.
(Seoul City Hall of the presidential inauguration)

Elected as the eleventh president by the National Council for Unification, Chun Doo-hwan had his inauguration at Jamsil Arena on Sep. 1, 1980.

Directly elected as the thirteenth president of the republic, Roh Tae-woo's inauguration proceeded at the plaza in front of the National Assembly at 10 a.m., on Feb. 25, 1988.

Elected as the fourteenth president of the republic, Kim Young-sam's inauguration was held on Feb. 25, 1993 at the plaza in front of the National Assembly, with about 38,000 people present.

As the fifteenth president, Kim Dae-jung's inauguration was held on Feb. 25, 1998 at the plaza in front of the National Assembly.

Elected as the sixteenth president, Roh Moo-hyun's inauguration was held on Feb. 25, 2003 at the National Assembly plaza. The inaugural ceremony was attended by about 49,000 people.

Elected as the seventeenth president, Lee Mung-bak's inauguration was held on Feb. 25, 2008 at the National Assembly plaza. The inaugural ceremony was attended by about 60,000 people.

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