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Park Won-soon (Korean: 박원순; March 26, 1956 – July 9, 2020) was a South Korean politician and lawyer. In 2011, he was elected as the Mayor of Seoul. He received the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2006. He was born in Changnyeong, South Korea. Park was a member of the Democratic Party.

As a lawyer, he won several major cases. He also campaigned for the rights of comfort women.

On June 13, 2018, Park was elected to his third and last term as Mayor of Seoul. He was the first mayor in the city's history to be elected to a third term.

On July 9, 2020, Park's daughter reported him as missing to Seoul police authorities. He was found dead a few hours later, aged 64.

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