Kim Young Sam (born in 1927) was a South Korean democratic politician.
A member of the National Assembly from 1954 and president of the New Democratic Party (NDP) from 1974, he lost his seat and was later placed under house arrest because of his opposition to President Park Chung Hee.
In 1983 he led a pro-democracy hunger strike but in 1987 failed to defeat Roh Tae-Woo in the presidential election.
In 1990 he merged the ruling party to form the new Democratic Liberal Party (DLP).
Why is Kim Young Sam famous?
Kim Young Sam the 14th President of South Korea from 1993 to 1998.