South Korean presidential election, 1997

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Republic of Korea
presidential election, 1997
South Korea
1992 ←
19 December 1997
→ 2002

  Kim Dae-jung (Cropped).png Lee Hoi-chang (2010).jpg NPP
Nominee Kim Dae-jung Lee Hoi-chang Lee In-je
Party National Congress Grand National New People
Popular vote 10,326,275 9,935,718 4,925,591
Percentage 40.3% 38.7% 19.2%

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provinces and cities majority won by

– Kim Dae-jung – Lee Hoi-chang


President before election

Kim Young-sam
Grand National

Elected President

Kim Dae-jung
National Congress

The 15th South Korean Presidential Election took place on 19 December 1997. The opposition presidential candidate Kim Dae-jung won the presidential election, which ended the conservative ruling party for almost 50 years ruled. Kim became the first opposition presidential candidate won the election.

Results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes % of votes
Kim Dae-jung National Congress for New Politics (새정치국민회의) 10,326,275 40.3%
Lee Hoi-chang Grand National Party (한나라당) 9,935,718 38.7%
Lee In-je New People Party (국민신당) 4,925,591 19.2%
Kwon Young-ghil People's Victory for 21st century (건설국민승리21) 306,026 1.2%
Huh Kyung-young Democratic Republican Party 32,918 0.2%
Shin Jeong-il Korea Unification Party 11,901 0.2%
Kim Han-sik Honest Politics Unite 5,714 0.2%
Invalid ballots 400,195 0.6%
(Total electorate: 32,290,416 - Turnout rate: 80.7%) Total 26,042,633 100%
regions · provinces · cities Kim Dae-jung (Cropped).png Lee Hoi-chang (2010).jpg NPP
Kim Dae-jung
NCNP
Lee Hoi-chang
GNP
Rhee In-je
NPP
Sudogwon Seoul 44.9% 40.9% 12.8%
Incheon 38.5% 36.4% 23.0%
Gyeonggi 39.3% 35.5% 23.6%
Gangwon 23.8% 43.2% 30.9%
Chungcheong Daejeon 45.0% 29.2% 24.1%
Chungcheongbuk 37.4% 30.8% 29.4%
Chungcheongnam 48.3% 23.5% 26.1%
Honam
Jeolla
Gwangju 97.3% 1.3% 0.7%
Jeollabuk 92.3% 4.5% 2.1%
Jeollanam 94.6% 3.2% 1.4%
Yeongnam
Gyeongsang
Busan 15.3% 53.3% 29.8%
Ulsan 15.4% 51.4% 26.7%
Daegu 12.5% 72.7% 13.1%
Gyeongsangbuk 13.7% 61.9% 21.8%
Gyeongsangnam 11.0% 55.1% 31.3%
Jeju 40.6% 36.6% 20.5%