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Moon Seeks to End South Korea’s ‘Imperial’ Presidential System

  • President proposes introduction of two, four-year term limits
  • Moves aimed at boosting continuity, cutting cosy business ties
Moon Jae-in
Moon Jae-inPhotographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday vowed to rewrite his country’s constitution to dilute presidential powers and scrap the office’s term limit to boost continuity of policy.

Moon’s proposals involve replacing the single five-year limit with a maximum of two, four-year spells. Other plans include: