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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2021, 06:19:41 PM »
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Kwon Byung-woo

Birthday: 18 September, 1918 (d. 1984)
Education: Djabidjan City University, degree in Economics
Political affiliation: Djabidjanian Revolutionary Party (until 1975)
Positions held: Deputy Minister of Finance (1966-1967), Deputy Chairman of Djabidjan National Bank (1968-1973)
Biography: Kwon Byung-woon was born nearby Hyeoul, in a middle-class family. He moved to Djabidjan City, where he obtained a degree in Economics. He returned to Hyeoul and started to work as a salesman. He had joined a nationalist pro-independence political movement in his youth, being arrested several times, including a 2-year imprisonment sentence in 1951. From 1954 to 1958, he worked in a post office in Talgwon. Kwon joined the Communist Party of Djabidjan in 1956, being arrested in 1958.

Kang was released from prison in 1961, and he joined the Djabidianian Revolutionary Party in 1963. He soon gained the confidance of Lee Hyung-seok, whom he had meet in Djabidjan City two decades before, and he served as Deputy Minister of Finance from 1966 to 1967, being appointed as Deputy Chairman of Djabidjan National Bank, Djabidjan's central bank during the Social Republic of Djabidjan, from 1968 and 1973. Although he supported the government's socialist policies, he opposed those who suggested that the state should print more paper to finance the government's industrialization plan. After Nguyen Van Huynh was dismissed as Prime Minister, Kang would be fired from the government, becoming accountant in a state-owned company in Hyeoul.

In 1974, he wrote an article in a Economics journal, arguing that many state companies were losing money and living off the state, and proposed to relax the state monopoly on foreign trade. He was expelled from the party in 1975, and was under house arrest from 1976 to 1978, accused of "spreading foreign propaganda".

After the fall of the Social Republic of Djabidjan, Kwon returned to Djabidjan City in 1980. In his last years, he became an informal advisor for Lee Oh-seong, the leader of the People's Democratic Party, whom he often met until 1983, when he moved to Jangju. He would die the next year.





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Birthday: 24 October, 1936 (d. 2011)
Education: Talgwon Regional University, degree in State Administration
Political affiliation: Djabidjani Revolutionary Party (until 1976), People's Democratic Party (1980-2011)
Positions held: Minister of Justice (1984-1985), Premier of the State Council of Ministers (1985-1986), General Secretary of the People's Democratic Party (1985-2009), President of the Republic (1986-2011)
Biography: Kwon Jin-gyu was Kwon Byung-woon's second son. He become assistant professor in Jangju National University in 1966, until he was fired in 1976. He moved to Djabidjan City in 1978, where he met Lee Oh-seong as well as a group of political dissidents who had been purged from the Djabidjani Revolutionary Party as his father.

He joined the People's Democratic Party in 1980 and he was elected to the State Assembly the next year. He served for six months as Deputy Minister of Trade. When the People's Democratic Party returned to the government in 1983, he became Deputy Chairman of the State Assembly, and Minister of Justice from 1984 to 1985. In 1985, he was elected General Secretary of the People's Democratic Party and appointed Premier, becoming the second highest ranking official in Djabidjan, only after President Lee Oh-seong. President Lee would announce his resignation in 1986, due to his worsening health, and Kwon will be elected President of the Republic by the parliament.

He was President of the Republic of Djabidjan until his death in 2011, aged 75, being replaced by his son, Kwon Sang-jun.




Kwon Sang-jun
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Birthday: 4 December, 1974 (d. July 2021)
Education: Djabidjan City National University, degrees in Chemistry and Political Science.
Political affiliation: People's Democratic Party
Positions held: General Secretary of the People's Democratic Party (2009-2021), President of the Republic (2011-2021)
Biography: Kwon Sang-jun was Kwon Jing-gyu's son. Until 1992, he lived in Jangju with his mother. He moved to Djabidjan City in 2000, and after finishing his studies and military service, he was elected to the national parliament as a candidate of the People's Democratic Party in 2003, when he was only 29 years old. In 2005, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Defense until 2009, when he was elected General Secretary of the People's Democratic Party, following the resignation of his father, Kwon Jing-gyu.

President Kwon Jing-gyu suddenly died in 2011, and Kwon Sang-jun was elected President of the Republic, replacing his father as head of state. He continued most of the policies of his father, although he lived a much lavish lifestyle, according to some reports. He was a member of the United Reformed Church.

On 11 July 2021, President Kwon Jing-gyu, aged 47, died in an accidental helicopter crash nearby EnmedyŔ.




Kwon Mi-yeon
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Birthday: 21 January, 1990
Education: Djabidjan City National University, degree in International Economics
Political affiliation: People's Democratic Party
Positions held: Member of the parliament
Biography: Kwon Mi-yeon is the late President Kwon Jin-gyu's only daughter and President Kwon Sang-jun's sister.

She studied International Economics in Djabidjan City National University. After graduating, in 2012, she did an intership in the National Chamber of Commerce. From 2014 to 2018, she was reportedly living abroad. After returning to Djabidjan in 2018, she joined the Saeloun-Minae Foundation, a non-profit charity organization. In 2019, she was appointed a non-voting parliamentary representative, joining the Commitee on Women's and Family Affairs.

In November 2021, she was elected to the national parliament as a candidate of the Djabidjani People's Coalition. In December 2021, she was appointed by President Shin Yong-Nam as Deputy Secretary of the Economic State Commission.

She is married and she has one daughter, born in 2018. In March 2022, her husband, businessman Yang Cheol-min, was arrested in a criminal case involving bribery of government officials. Kwon denied any involvement in the case.


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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2021, 12:39:25 AM »



Min Tae-joon
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Birthday: 14 October, 1970
Education: Hyeoul University, degree in Business and Administration
Political affiliation: People's Democratic Party
Positions held: Deputy Chairman of the International Office of the People's' Democratic Party (2014-2018), Political Secretary of the Office of the Premier of the State Council of Ministers (2018-2021), Premier of the State Council of Ministers (2021-2022), President of the Republic of Djabidjan

Biography: From 1994 to 2004, he worked for a shipping company, becoming head manager of the company in 2001. In 2006, he entered in politics, being elected to the local assembly of Hyeoul as candidate of the People's Democratic Party. In 2009, he was appointed First Secretary of the People's Democratic Party for the Hyeoul province, and in 2014, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the International Office of the People's Democratic Party. He also joined the Executive Council of the People's Democratic Party in 2015.

In 2018, he joined the national government, becoming Political Secretary of the Office of the Premier of the State Council of Ministers. In 2019, he joined the National Executive Commitee replacing late Deputy Premier Choi Yeong-Suk, who had suddenly died two months before. He was reelected as member of the national parliament in the 2021 legislative election, being appointed as Premier of the State Council of Ministers (head of government) in November 2021. In April 2022, following the resignation of President Shin Yong-Nam, he was elected as President of the Republic of Djabidjan.


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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2021, 10:49:37 PM »



Tieu Quang Vinh
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Birthday: 19 June, 1964
Education: Lavilsid Trade School; Zilep˛ State University, degree in Administration
Political affiliation: People's Democratic Party
Positions held: Minister of State Administration (2013-2018), Deputy First Secretary of the People's Democratic Party (2018-2021), First Secretary and Acting General Secretary of the People's Democratic Party, General Secretary of the People's Democratic Party (2021- ), Deputy Premier of the State Council of Ministers (2022- )

Biography: He moved to EnmedyŔ in 1999, serving in the local government and becoming deputy mayor in 2004. In 2009, he was elected to the parliament, and he served Minister of State Administration from 2013 to 2018. He has been a member of the National Executive Council of the People's Democratic Party since 2015, being Deputy First Secretary of the People's Democratic Party since 2018.

In the 2021 PDP Extraordinary Congress, he was elected General Secretary of the People's Democratic Party. In late April 2022, he joined the State Council of Ministers as Deputy Premier of the State Council of Ministers.


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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2021, 10:19:25 AM »

Yohannes Arendse
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Birthday: 4 August, 1963
Education: Nwapase Military Academy (1981-1984), Lavilsid Military College (1988-1992), degree in Ardian Studies.
Political affiliation: People's Democratic Party / Djabidjani People's Coalition
Positions helds: Deputy Chairman of the State Department of Military Information (2017-2021), Minister of Home Affairs
Biography: Although his parents belonged to the Mzungumzaji ethnicity, he lived most of his childhood with her aunt, and reportedly speaks Kozmane as mother language. Arendse joined the armed forces, joining the Navy and later the Djabidjani National Force. He joined the Ministry of State Security in 2002. In 2009, he joined the State Department of Military Information, the largest intelligence agency of the Republic of Djabidjan.

In 2017, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the State Department of Military Information. He left the State Department of Military Information in November 2021, when he was appointed Minister of Home Affairs.


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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2021, 11:13:28 PM »


Lee Jung-nam
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Birthday: 19 February, 1972
Education: Jangju National University, degrees in Political Science and Administration
Political affiliation: People's Democratic Party
Positions held: Minister of Foreign Affairs
Biography: Lee Jung-nam was elected to the national parliament in 2011, as candidate of the Djabidjani People's Coalition. He was also Chairman of the International Office of the People's Democratic Party from 2010 to 2018. He was member of the PDP Executive Council from 2014 to 2020.

In 2019, Lee was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs. He was appointed to the National Executive Committee of the People's Democratic Party in 2020.


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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2021, 09:34:48 PM »


Eskal Inatandi

Birthday: 11 December, 1962
Education: Djabidjan City University, degree in Law and Administration
Political affiliation: People's Democratic Party / Djabidjani People's Coalition
Positions held: Member of the national parliament (2000-2010), Mayor of Djabidjan City (since 2010)
Biography: Eskal Inatandi is a Djabidjani politician. He joined the People's Democratic Party in 1988. He served in the local government in Djabidjan City from 1993 to 1998. He was elected to the national parliament in 2000 being reelected in 2004 and 2008. In 2010, he run as candidate for the Djabidjani People's Coalition in Djabidjan City, being elected as mayor.



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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2021, 10:28:51 PM »


Hwang Yong-joon
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Birthday: 29 June, 1966
Education: Jangju National University, degree in Law
Political affiliation: People's Democratic Party
Positions held:  Minister of Justice (2014-2018), Mayor of Jangju (since 2018)
Biography: In 1994, Hwang moved to Djabidjan City, where he worked as a lawyer for the People's Democratic Party. He joined the office of the general prosecutor in Djabidjan City in 1999. In 2002, he returned to Jangju where he was elected to the town council as candidate of the Djabidjani People's Coalition. From 2014 to 2018, he served as Minister of Justice.

Hwang Yong-joon was elected mayor of Jangju in the 2018 local election. He is married and has six children.



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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2021, 05:50:07 PM »


An Eun-hye
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Birthday: 21 May, 1956
Education: Hyeoul University, degree in Economics and Administration; Djabidjan City University, PhD in International Economics
Political affiliation: People's Democratic Party
Positions hold: Minister of Finance (2002-2008), Chairman of the Djabidjani Central Bank (since 2014)
Biography: In 1981, she joined Ryongyang, an industrial company which had been recently privatized. In 1986, she became assistant manager of the company. She was appointed Deputy Minister of Industry, Science, and Technology in 1991. In 1996, she moved to the Ministry of Finance, serving as Deputy Minister until 2000.

After a brief return to the private sector, she was appointed Minister of Finance in 2002. From 2011 to 2013, she served as Assistant to President Kwon on Economic Policy. In 2014, she was appointed Chairman of the Republic of Djabidjan's Central Bank.

She is divorced and has a son, who is currently Deputy Chairman of Air Djabidjan, the largest airline company in Djabidjan.


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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2021, 03:13:46 PM »


Nang Khin Maw
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Birthday: 4 January, 1951
Education: Zilip˛ State College, degree in Economics and Administrative Law
Political affiliation: Nayhtumyarr National Party (Djabidjani People's Coalition)
Positions held: Deputy Speaker of the national parliament (since 2016), Speaker of the national parliament and Acting President (2021), Chairman of the Ethnic Affairs Council
Biography: An ethnic Nayhtu, Nang Khin Maw joined the national parliament for first time in the 2000 legislative election, as a special representative for Nayhtu ethnicity. She was elected in the 2004 election as a candidate of the Djabidjani People's Coalition, being reelected in 2008, 2012, 2016. She is currently one of the three elected parliamentary representatives from the Nayhtumyarr National Party, a political party that mostly represents the interests of the Nayhtu minority.

She was General Secretary of the Nayhtumyarr National Party, which is part of the ruling Djabidjani People's Coalition, from 2009 to 2014. She was Minister of Social Policy, Youth and Family from 2012 to 2015. In 2016, she was appointed Deputy Speaker of the national parliament. Following the death of Speaker Chau Hung Tran in a terrorist attack in Djabidjan City, she became Speaker of the national parliament in August 2021. As a consequence, she was Acting President until November 2021.

She was appointed Chairman of the Ethnic Affairs Council in late 2022, appointed by President Shin Yong-Nam.



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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2021, 10:00:09 PM »



Burhaan Magan Warsame Temitope

Birthday: 16 May, 1941
Education: Djabidjan City University, degree in Philosophy and Theology
Political affiliation: Independent Faithful Movement (Dhaah Party)
Positions held: Leader and Commander of the Christian Action Front
Biography: An ethnic Maadaan, Burhaan Temitope was born in Attalaxia. He studied in a Catholic school until 1960, when she moved to Djabidjan City, enrolling in the Djabidjan City University. In the early 1960s, Temitope joined several Christian labour and political organizations. Following the 1963 coup d'etat, he was arrested for participating in anti-government protests. He was released in 1965, and he moved back to Attalaxia.

From 1965 to 1968, he lived between Attalaxia and Balona, where he had several jobs, including working for a Catholic newspaper. He was fired in 1969, and he joined Traditionalist Front, an anti-communist armed group. In 1969, he founded his own organization, the Christian Action Front, also known as DXAHK, and armed group which would carried in the 1970s terrorist actions against the Social Republic of Djabidjan. The Christian Action Front aimed to establish a religious state in northern Ardia. Their members and sympathizers were almost exclusively ethnic Maadaan. It is considered that around 300-400 people -including both government officials and civilians- were killed by actions of the organization.

In 1980, DXAHK entered in negotiations with the government to a peaceful resolution of the conflict, but the negotiations failed. The Christian Action Front continued its assassination campaigns for the next two decades, although their success considerably declined. In 1996, Burhaan Temitope would be deported to Djabidjan where he was sentenced to life imprisonment. In the late 2000s, the Christian Action Front entered negotiations with the government. In 2012, the Christian Action Front announced a "unilateral end of armed actions". In 2015, the organization was renamed as Independent Faithful Movement, or Dhaah Party, renouncing armed struggle in favor of "political action and mass resistance". However, the Dhaah Party has continued to be considered a terrorist organization in Djabidjan and it was not allowed to register as a legal political organization.

Burhaan Temitope currently lives in a high security prison in southeastern Djabidjan, and -with a few exceptions- not even his lawyers are allowed to visit him.

He is married and has seven children. Two of his sons are also currently in prison (a third was released in 2018, following the end of a 18-year sentence), and another son was killed in a shootout with armed forces in 1994.


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« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2021, 12:09:05 AM »


Seo Hye-rim
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Birthday: 23 November, 1973
Education: Hyeoul University, degree in Media and Communication; Jangju National University, master degree in International Affairs
Political affiliation: Not disclosed
Positions held: Editor of Djabidjanian Times (since 2020)
Biography: Seo started his career as journalist in DNTV, a state-owned television channel, where she worked from 1997 to 2001. From 2001 to 2009, she worked as foreign correspondent for Djabidjan News Agency (DJT-DJAN), based in countries such as Rokkenjima, Tytor, and Lodja. She returned to Djabidjan in 2010, working as Secretary of Communication for the Jangju town council, from 2010 to 2013.

In 2014, she became a reporter and opinion journalist for Gwanchalja, the largest newspaper in Djabidjan City. In 2018, she started to write for Djabidjanian Times as well. In October 2020, she became editor of Djabidjanian Times, the first female editor for the newspaper since its foundation in 1980.


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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2021, 11:24:57 PM »


Kim Sung-mo
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Birthday: 30 January, 1973
Education: Hyoul Military Academy, 1992-1995; Jangju Military College, 1998-2002
Political affiliation: People's Democratic Party
Positions held: Deputy Ministry of Defense (since 2018)
Biography: Kim Sung-mo joined the armed forces, in the Ground Army, achieving the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. In 2009, he joined the State Department of Military Information. He left the State Department in 2014, to join the Office of the Chief of the General Staff.

In 2018, he joined the Ministry of Defense, becoming Deputy Minister of Defense. From August to November 2021, he was Acting Minister of Defense following the death of the Minister of Defense in the Namgung Theatre terrorist attack. In late 2021, he was appointed Chairman of the State Department of Military Information, the leading militar intelligence agency.


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Son Ji-hye
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Birthday: September 19, 1977
Education: Jangju International College, degree in Economics
Political affiliation: People's Democratic Party
Positions held: Executive Chairman of Saegohyang and Djabidjan Investment Fund
Biography: Son Ji-hye is Son Hyung-won's only daughter. Son Hyung-won (1946-2018) was an engineer that took opportunies of President Hahn Geun's privatization program establishing his own industrial software company. By the late 1980s, Son established his own industrial conglomerate, Saegohyang, as well as an investment firm, and became one of the richest men in Djabidjan.

In 2000, after finishing university, Son Ji-hye joined Saegohyang as assistant manager. However, she left her role in the company in 2006 to establish her own company, a jewelry chain store. From 2009 to 2012, she lived abroad. In early 2013, she became the CEO of Majimag Media Group, and joined the board of directors of the Djabidjan Investment Fund in 2015.

Following the death of her father in 2018, Son became the Executive Chairman of both Saegohyang and the Djabidjan Investment Fund, which owns several business in the country, including Majimag Media Group, one of the largest media and entertainment companies in the country.

Son Ji-hye is the richest person in the country, and Djabidjan's only billonaire. Her businesses include financial services, industrial machinery, software, media and entertainment, textile industry, beverages, and chain stores.

Since 2017, she is a member of the national government's advisory board on finance and economic affairs. She is married and has two children.


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Birthday: November 6, 1986
Education: Saedan-heo Women's College, degree in Administration and Marketing
Political affiliation: Not disclosed
Positions held: CEO of DEK Studio (2016-2020), Chairman of Fusyon TV (2020-2021), Chairman of DEK Corporation (since August 2021)
Biography: Maeda was born in Hyeoul, the daughter of Rokkenjiman immigrants. Her parents, far-left militants, had moved to Djabidjan in the late 1970s, after they fled to Djabidjan as suspects in an assassination plot against leaders of said country. Her mother worked as translator for Djabidjan's government, while his father found a job in Sae-Mulg-Un, a state-owned publishing company. In the 1990s, they launched their own communication business, which allowed them to save enough money to send two of their five children, Noriko and her brother to attend the university.

She moved to Jangju in 2005, where she attended a private women's university, graduating in Administration and Marketing. While in the university, she met Hoo Dae-seong, founder and chairman of DEK Corporation, a media and entertainment corporation that owns several music, television, and film production companies, as well as a television channel, Fusyon TV, and the Djabidjanian Times, the largest newspaper in the city of Jangju. After the death of Hoo's wife in 2009, Noriko and Mr. Hoo -who was 27 years her senior- would eventually get married in 2010.

In 2013, the couple had their first and only son, Hoo Chan-young. Despite this, Noriko did not stop her responsabilities in his husband's businesses, and she was appointed CEO of DEK Studio, a production company subsidiary of DEK Corporation, in 2016, and became Chairman of Fusyon TV, also owned by DEK Corporation, in 2020.

Hoo Dae-seong, as well as his eldest son, died in the Namgung National Theatre terror attack in Djabidjan City, in August 2021. A few weeks later, Maeda became Chairman of DEK Corporation, following an extraordinary shareholders' meeting on late August.

Maeda lives in Jangju with her son, her mother and her younger sister. Since her husband's death, she is reportedly one of the top ten millonaires in Djabidjan.





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Shin Yong-Nam
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Birthday: May 21, 1958
Education: Talgwon Regional University, Law and Accounting
Political affiliation: People's Democratic Party
Positions held: Deputy Premier (2002-2008), Minister of Justice (2010-2014), Speaker of the national parliament (2021), Chairman of the People's Democratic Party (2021-2022), President of the Republic of Djabidjan (2021-2022)
Biography: After finishing his university studies in 1983, he joined the tax administration in the local office of the Ministry of Finance in Jangju. In 1987, he moved to Djabidjan City, where he became an accountant for the State Treasury. He joined the People's Democratic Party in 1989.

He was elected to the national parliament in 1996, as candidate of the ruling Djabidjanian People's Coalition. He would be reelected as candidate in metropolitan Jangju in the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 legislative elections. He was appointed Deputy Premier in 2002, until he was replaced by late Anh Giang Van. He joined the Commission of Constitutional Affairs until he rejoined the government in 2010 as Minister of Justice. At the time, he was rumoured to be a candidate for next Premier of the State Council or Chairman of the People's Democratic Party (the latter being the second highest office in the party). However, in 2014, he left the government and he his activities in the Djabidjanian People's Coalition parliamentary group were increasingly reduced.

In 2021, he was elected Speaker of the national assembly, first time that position was held by a member of the People's Democratic Party since 1992. In the 2021 People's Democratic Party extraordinary congreess, he was elected Chairman of the People's Democratic Party. In November 2021, he was elected as President of the Republic of Djabidjan by the national parliament.

A few months later, he was involved in accusations of sexual misconduct, although he denied all those claims. However, it would end causing the end of his political career in April 2022, when he finally announced his resignation as head of state


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« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2021, 06:56:05 PM »


Hong Tae-woo
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Birthday: December 24, 1962
Education: Djabidjan City National University, degree in Law
Political affiliation: People's Democratic Party
Positions held: Secretary of Organization of the People's Democratic Party
Biography: Hong Tae-woo was born in Janggakmyeoung, a small coastal town. His father had had a prominent role in the local administration during the Social Republic of Djabidjan.

He moved to Djabidjan City, the country's capital city, in 1980. He joined the People's Democratic Party in 1986. In the early 1990s, he joined the local administration. He was elected to Djabidjan City town council in 1998. He also served as assistant to the Djabidjani People's Coalition parliamentary group from 2002 to 2008. In 2016, he was elected to the People's Democratic Party's Executive Council. He was also active in the Djabidjani People's Coalition, serving in several organization roles for local and national elections.

On August 2021, Hong Tae-woo was elected to the Secretariat of the People's Democratic Party, and appointed as Secretary of Organization. He was also in charge of coordinating the organizational committee of the 2021 People's Democratic Party Congress, which was held on October 2021.


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Birthday: November 12, 1962
Education: Djabidjan City National University, degree in Philosophy and Arts
Political affiliation: Unknown
Positions held: Vice-Chairman of the Djabidjani National Writers Association (1997-2000)
Biography: Hong Mao-Ping, popularly known as AdÚlina Hong, is a Djabidjani writer and poet. She was born in 1962 in Janggakmyeoung, Djabidjan. Her parents had moved from Lijiang only a few years before her birth. She was early interested in literature and philosophy, and published her first poems in a magazine edited by exiled East Ardians. Despite the magazine was left-leaning and funded by the government, she was arrested in 1978 in student protests against the Social Republic of Djabidjan government. Although she was only 16 years old, she was sent to a women prisors in Balona. There, she became fluent in Kozmane language. She remained in prison for eleven months, charged would be eventually dropped as she was released.

In the early 1980s, she moved to Djabijdan City. She obtained a scholarship and enrolled in Djabidjan City National University, obtaining a degree in Philosophy and Arts. At the same time, she started to work in a local newspaper, where she would publish literary and theatre reviews. She started to write plays and television scripts, although she was not too successful. In 1995, she published her first autobiography "Looking For A Place", which became a best-seller. In the next years, she published several novels, written in Kozmane language under the name of AdÚline Hong, which would become a success and would improve her financial situation. From 1997 to 2000, she was vice-chariman of the Djabidjani National Writers Association. She lived abroad from 2002 to 2008. She returned to Djabidjan in 2008, establishing in Jangju, where she lives.

Hong has become the most popular writer in Kozmane language, in which she has originally written most of her fictional works. She has published more than 20 books, including two collection of essays. She is one of the most popular Djabidjani writers since independence, and her book has been translated to several languages, including Korean other Djabidjan's languages.

She divorced in 2012 and has no children. She has reportedly lived a quiet life in Jangju since then.


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Birthday: June 8, 1980
Education: Jangju National University, degree in Journalism and Communication
Political affiliation: Not disclosed
Positions held: Reporter at Djabidjanian Times
Biography: Won Kyung-wa is a Djabidjanian journalist. After working in a local newspaper in Jangju for six years, she moved to Djabidjan City in 2009. From 2009 to 2016, she worked as a reporter for DNTV, a state-owned television channel. She was also involved as writer in "Mwoya!", a popular news and entertainment television program broadcast by DCTV 1 in 2016-2018. She also collaborated with several radio stations, particularly with VWA Network. From 2018 to 2019, she worked for Peyinala, a state-owned radio station operated by Djabidjan's Armed Forces.

In 2019, Won returned to Jangju. She has been a reporter for Djabidjanian Times (Jangju's largest newspaper) since then, focused on issues such as social events, crime and security, law enforcement, as well as local politics.



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Birthday: March 8, 1990
Education: Gaya State School of Music (1980-1982)
Political affiliation: Not disclosed
Positions held: CEO of Jeol Enterntainment
Biography: Eom Mi-hee had an early interest in music, and she received classes on singing and piano. At age 6, she started to perform in small gathering and non-profit performances. She launched her first album in 2001, when she was still 10 years old, which unexpectedly became a national hit. She launched a second album in late 2003, which became a higher success, selling 20,000 copies only in Djabidjan before Christmas. A third album came in 2004. From 2005 to 2007, she performed for several soundtracks, before launching a fifth album in 2008. For that album, she received five prizes at the Sonn˛ Awards (the most prestigious musical award in Djabidjan).

In 2010, she released another album "Dol-aojima", which she herself produced. It was even more successful that the previous ones, that exposed her to a wider international audience. From 2010 to late 2011, she went in two different world tours, performing in a large number of countries, particularly in Ardian continent. In 2012, she joined Jangju National University. She graduated in theater studies in 2016. In 2017, she released another album, "Honhab", which combined pop and folk styles and included four duos with other Djabidjani artists. The album was not as successful as the previous ones but she still received two Sonn˛ Awards in late 2017.

She established her own company, Jeol Entertainment, and started to produce both renowned and newcomer artists. By early 2020, Jeol Entertainment has achieved to become one of the largest companies in Djabidjan's music industry, only behind DEK Records. Eom Mi-hee released her last album in 2019, which most consisted in duos with other Djabidjani singers and bands, and which was her first multilingual album. In the last years, she seems focused in her work as producer and manager in Jeol Entertainment.




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Birthday: September 15, 1987
Education: Jangju Military College
Political affiliation: Not disclosed
Positions held: Officer in the Armed Forces (until August 2021)
Biography: Im Ki-tae joined the armed forces in 2009, after he completed the compulsory military service. He reached the rank of Lieutenant until he joined the State Department of Military Information in 2016. In 2018, he was promoted to the State Department's Security Division, which is in charge for the security of government officials.

Im Ki-tae, however, disappeared following a mission in eastern Djabidjan on August 2021. It had been reported that he was searched for the dead of four other members of the Security Division, who died in an alleged terror attack nearby Hyeoul on late August, although this has been denied recently. His current whereabouts are unknown.


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Birthday: February 26, 1946
Education: Samporta University, degree in Theology; Holy College of Jangju, licentiate in Free Doctrine
Political affiliation: None
Positions held: Bishop of EnmedyŔ (2001-2008), Archbishop of Jangju (since 2010)
Biography: Amamihe's parents were raised as Catholic, but they converted to the Free Reformed Church in 1941. He was involved in several Christian organizations, being briefly arrested by the Social Republic of Djabidjan's government in 1964. He was not able to finish his degree in Theology until 1974, a year after he was ordained priest. He married in 1975 and was sent to BŔlfrŔ, in which he led the local Free Reformed Church congregation until 1984. During the next two decades, his role in the church increased, as well writing several books on doctrine and religious literature.

He moved to EnmdeyŔ in 1989, where he served in a local parish except in 1994, when he obtained a licentiate in Free Doctrine in the Holly College of Jangju. He became Bishop of EnmedyŔ in 2001, joining the Holy Synod in 2002. He was elected as Archbishop of Jangju, the head of the Free Reformed Church, in 2010, following the death of Archbishop Thao Long-Im.

Nke Abuo Amamihe is an ethnic Mzungumzaji, becoming the first person from that ethnic group to become head of the Free Reformed Church. He is vidowed and has four sons and two daughters.


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Birthday: March 18, 1963
Education: Jangju National University, degree in Law
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Positions held: Ambassador to Revana (since 2018)
Biography: Hong Chang-dong joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1990. He was an assistant diplomat in a consulate in the Allied States of Ardia, from 1991 to 1994. He also served in Djabidjani embassies in Lakhzovia, Paracambi, and Dartfordia. He returned to Djabidjan in 2006, being appointed Deputy Director for Trade Negotiations in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2009 to 2011, he served as ambassador in East Moreland, and ambassador to Izhitsa from 2011 to 2014. He was appointed ambassador to Revana in 2018.


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Birthday: October 4, 1980
Education: Djabidjan City International College, master's degree in Constitutional Law
Political affiliation: United Progress Party
Positions held: Minister of Public Works and Transport (2021); General Secretary of the United Progress Party (2021- ), Speaker of the national parliament (2021- )
Biography: Espwa F˛blan was born in Zilepˇ in 1980. She is Avanto Fˇblan's daughter. His father was a member of the Democratic Party, serving as Zilepˇ deputy mayor from 1982 to 1986. In 1989, he left the Democratic Party to establish his own political party, the center-left United Progress Party. In 1995, the United Progress Party joined the Djabidjanian People's Coalition.

Espwa moved abroad in 1999. She completed her studies in Latin Studies and Business and Administration in an university in the capital city of the Allied States of Ardia. She returned to Djabidjan in 2005, joining the Djabidjan City International College, a private university, where she completed a master's degree in Constitutional Law. She started working in a production company the following year. In 2009, she married lawyer Kapgrenpe Mazibuko. They have two children.

In 2010, she was appointed a non-voting parliamentary representative in the national parliament. She run as candidate of the ruling Djabidjani People's Coalition in the 2012 legislative election, being elected in Zilip˛ third district. She would be reelected in the 2016 and 2021 legislative elections.

She served as Deputy Minister of Public Works and Transport from 2016 to 2021. She was appointed as Minister of Public Works and Transport under the Nang Khin Maw's government in 2021.

Her father suffered important wounds in the Namgung National Theatre terror attack in Djabidjan City. Although he survived, he was under treatment and Espwa replaced his father as General Secretary of the United Progress Party since October 2021. She was reelected in the 2021 legislative election. In November 2021, she was elected as Speaker of the national parliament. Following the resignation of President Shin in April 2022, she was Acting President of the Republic for five days, until Min Tae-joon was elected as President of the Republic of Djabidjan.





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Birthday: June 20, 1953
Education: Nogsae-Neup Military Academy
Political affiliation: People's Democratic Party
Positions held: Chief of the General Staff of the armed forces (2018-2019), Minister of Defense (2021-2022)
Biography: Park Si-woo is a military officer and politician. He enlisted in the Armed Forces of the Social Republic of Djabidjan in 1972. He reached the rank of lieutenant in 1979, serving as a rifle and weapons platoon commander in the First Division. He was a member of the Djabidjani Revolutionary Party (Djabidjan's ruling party during the Social Republic of Djabidjan) until the party was dissolved by President Hahn Geun in 1979. During the political transition, he remained in the army. He participated in the mobilization by loyal forces during the 1981 failed coup d'etat, although his unit was not directly involved in any fighting. He was assigned to the Hyoul Military Academy as a captain from 1983 to 1986. He served at the Naval Academy Directorate as a major, until he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1989. He commanded the 2nd Regiment from 1997 to 1999. He served briefly in the Ministry of State Security during that time.

His career in the armed forces continue, and in 2009, he was promoted as General of the Army, serving in the General Staff from 2009 to 2014. He served as Deputy Minister of Defense from 2014 to 2018. He was appointed Chief of the General Staff in 2018, until his retirement from the armed forces in late 2019.

He was appointed Minister of Defense in November 2021, replacing Acting Minister of Defense Kim Sung-mo, who had been serving in the position since September 2021.








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Birthday: November , 1968
Education: Talgwon Regional University, degree on Criminal Justice
Political affiliation: People's Democratic Party
Positions held: Police commisioner of Djabidjan City (2015-2021); Minister of State Security
Biography: Jung Tae-wook was born in Yeongyang, western Djabidjan. Both his grandfather and his father had held positions in the armed forces and law enforcement during the Social Republic of Djabidjan. He moved to Talgwon in 1987, joining Talgwon Regional University. He graduated in 1991. While studying, he also worked as an administrative clerk in the local state prosecutor's office. He obtained a Master of Public Administration in 1994. A year later, he joined the police department.

He moved to Djabidjan City in 1999, where he served in the police department in several roles until he was appointed police commissioner in 2015. He was appointed Minister of State Security in November 2021.


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Birthday: October 4, 1958
Education: Jangju National University, degree on Civil Engineering
Political affiliation: National Reform Party
Positions held: General Secretary of the National Reform Party (2008-2021), Deputy National Coordinator of the Djabidjani People's Coalition (2016-2021), Minister of National Development and Energy (2016-2021), Chairman of the National Reform Party (since 2021), Minister of State Administration (since 2021)
Biography: Vinh Thao Tran was born in Samporta in 1958. He obtained a degree on mechanics in a Samporta trade school. in 1978 he moved to Jangju, enrolling in the local university. After he obtained a degree on Civil Engineering, he joined the state administration in 1983. He joined a private firm in 1988. He also joined during that time the National Reform Party, commonly known as Kiet Tan, a political party mostly backed by ethnic Kiet voters. In 1987, the party joined the Djabidjani People's Coalition.

Vinh Thao Tran initially served in the local government of Samporta, from 1992 to 2000. That year, he was elected to the national parliament, being reelected in the 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2021 legislative elections. He served as Deputy Minister of Social Policy, Youth and Family from 2005 to 2010.

He was elected General Secretary of the National Reform Party in 2008. He also served as Secretary of the Djabidjani People's Coalition's National Congress in 2013, and Deputy National Coordinator of the Djabidjani People's Congress from 2016 to 2021.

Vinh Thao Tran served as Minister of National Development and Energy from 2016 to 2021. Following the death of Speaker Chau Hung Tran, Vinh was elected leader of the National Reform Party in October 2021.

On November 2021, he was appointed Minister of State Administration.

He is married and has five children.



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Dirijan Bondye

Birthday: March 2, 1969
Education: Zilep˛ State University, degree on Psychology
Political affiliation: Djabidjanian Christian Party
Positions held: Chairman of the Djabidjanian Christian Party (2017- ), Minister of Religious and Community Relations (2018- )
Biography: Dirijan Bondye was born in Nwapase in 1969. His father was a Free Reformed Church priest in his hometown, who was arrested and sentenced to prison from 1974 to 1979. For that reason, Dirijan was sent to Zilep˛, where he lived with her aunt. He would only reunite with his father until 1982. His father would later serve as bishop of Nwapase from 1988 to 2001.

Dirijan Bondye would join the Djabidjanian Christian Party, then an opposition party, during his years in college. He started to work in a high school in Attalaxia, but left the job in 2002 to run as a candiddate in the local election. In 2008, he was elected mayor of Attalaxia. In 2012, he was elected to the national parliament. He would be reelected in the 2016 and 2021 legislative elections.

He replaced Granmoun B˛snantravay as leader of the Djabidjanian Christian Party in 2017. He was appointed Minister of Religious and Community Relations in early 2018. He was one of the free Djabidjanian Christian Party candidates elected in the 2021 legislative election as part of the Djabidjani People's Coalition.

He is a member of the Free Christian Church. He is married and has seven children.



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Birthday: July 28, 1952
Education: Hyeoul Military Academy
Political affiliation: People's Democratic Party
Positions held: Chairman of the State Department of Military Information (2000-2011), Minister of Defense (2012-2016), Minister of Home Affairs (2016-2021)
Biography: Chang Sung-ha was born in Djabidjan City in 1952. In 1970, he joined the armed forces, and graduated in Hyeoul Military Academy in 1974, with a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission as an Army second lieutenant. He would achieve the rank of Major General in 1999. He served as Chairman of the State Department of Military Information, Djabidjan's main intelligence agency, from 2000 to 2011.

He would be elected to the national parliament as candidate of the ruling Djabidjani People's Coalition in 2012. He served as Minister of Defense from 2012 to 2016. He was reelected in the 2016 legislative election and served as Minister of Home Affairs from 2016 to 2021. Chang was severely wounded in the Namgung National Theatre terror attack but survived. However, he would not run as candidate in the 2021 legislative election.

On early December 2021, President Shin Yong-Nam appointed Chang as government representative in the National Military Council.




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Birthday: November 1, 1968
Education: State Trade School of Jangju, degree on Insurance Management
Political affiliation: People's Democratic Party (since 2021)
Positions held: Minister of Finance
Biography: Diep Dieu Vo was born in Jangju in 1968. He graduated in the Stade Trade School of Jangju, in 1990. He worked for Koryonggang, a state-owned telecommunications company, from 1990 to 1996.

In 1996, he joined Jangju International College, as assistant professor in the Department of Quantiative Analysis. In 1999, he also obtained a master's degree on Political Economy and Administration. He became visitor lecturer in the National University of Jangju, Djabidjan City University, and Zilep˛ State College. In 2005, he became professor in Jangju International College.

In 2012, he became Director of Jangju International College. He has also published several books on political economy, organizational theory, and work sociology, including a best-seller book on "ethical leadership" published in 2011.

It is been reported that Diep was a member of the Youth association of the Democratic Party. He was a member of the Justice Democratic Party from 1998 to 2011. In 2021, he run as candidate of the Djabidjani People's Coalition, nominated by the People's Democratic Party, in Jangju's eleventh district. He was elected and he would be appointed Minister of Finance on late November 2021.





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