List of political parties in South Korea
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|Party||Number of Seats in
the National Assembly
|Saenuri Party (NFP - New Frontier Party)
새누리당 / 새누리黨
|158||Kim Moo-sung||Centre-right||see: Conservatism in South Korea
Conservative; formerly called the Grand National Party.
|New Politics Alliance for Democracy (NPAD)
Saejeongchi Minju Yeonhap
|130||Moon Jae-in||Centre to Centre-left||see: Liberalism in South Korea
Liberal; merged from the Democratic Party and the minor New Political Vision Party.
정의당 / 正義黨
|5||Chun Ho-sun||Centre-left||See: Progressivism in South Korea
Progressive; splintered from the Unified Progressive Party.
- All data are current as of January 31, 2015.
- As of January 31, 2015 the total number of representatives is 300.
- As of January 31, 2015 two representatives are independents.
- As of January 31, 2015 five representatives have lost their positions due to various reasons and will be reelected through the next by-election scheduled on April 29, 2015.
Main article: Conservatism in South Korea
- National Alliance for the Rapid Realization of Korean Independence (1946-1951)
- Korean Resistance Party (1945–1950)
- Federation Korean National Independence (1947-1951)
- Korea National Party (1947-1958)
- Liberal Party (1951–1960)
- Democratic Republican Party (1963–1980)
- Democratic Unification Party (1973–1980)
- Democratic Justice Party (1981–1990)
- Korean National Party → New Democratic Republican Party (1981–1990)
- Democratic Liberal Party → New Korea Party (1990–1997)
- United People's Party → Democratic Party (1992-1995)
- United Liberal Democrats (1995–2006)
- People First Party (2005–2008)
- Liberty Forward Party → Advancement Unification Party (2008-2012)
- Pro-Park Coalition → Future Hope Alliance (2008-2012)
Main article: Liberalism in South Korea
- Korea Democratic Party → Democratic National Party (1945-1955)
- Democratic Party (1955-1961)
- Civil Rule Party (1963-1965)
- Democratic Party (1963-1965)
- People's Party → New Democratic Party (1965–1980)
- Democratic Korea Party (1981-1988)
- New Korea Democratic Party (1984–1988)
- Reunification Democratic Party (1987–1990)
- Party for Peace and Democracy → Peaceful Democratic Party (1987–1991)
- Democratic Party (1990–1991)
- Democratic Party (1991–1995)
- National Congress for New Politics (1995-2000)
- Democratic Party (1995–1997)
- Millennium Democratic Party → Democratic Party (2000–2008)
- The People's Party for Freedom → Uri Party (2002–2007)
- United New Democratic Party (2007–2008)
- The Participation Party (2010-2011)
- United Democratic Party → Democratic Party (2008–2011)
- United Democratic Party → Democratic Party (2011–2014)
- New Political Vision Party (2014)
Main article: Progressivism in South Korea
- Preparatory Committee for National Construction → People's Party of Korea → People's Labor Party (1945-1950)
- Workers' Party of South Korea (1946-1953)
- Socialist Party (1951-1953)
- Progressive Party (1956-1958)
- Hangyore Democratic Party (1988-1991)
- People's Party (1988)
- The People's Party (1990-1992)
- People's Victory 21 → Democratic Labor Party (1997-2011)
- Youth Progressive Party → Socialist Party → Korea Socialist Party → Socialist Party (1998–2012)
- New Progressive Party (2008–2012)
- Korea Greens (2004-2008)
- Progressive Party (1956-1958)
- Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front (1969-1985)
- National Democratic Front of South Korea (1985-2005)
- Democratic Labor Party + The Participation Party → Unified Progressive Party (2011-2014)
- The Economist, June 5, 2008, South Korea: Summer of discontent -- President Lee Myung-bak's first 100 days have not gone according to plan, Accessed Oct 19, 2013, “...none of South Korea's political parties seems to be trusted by a public concerned about rising prices and the uncertain economic outlook...”
- The Economist, April 1, 2004, Print edition, South Korea: South by south-east: Regionalism could be on its way out, Accessed Oct 19, 2013, “...The Millennium Democratic Party (MDP), ... has traditionally had its stronghold in the Cholla region, while the conservative Grand National Party (GNP), ...”
- The Economist, print edition, April 11, 2008, South Korea's election: A narrow victory for the business-friendly centre-right, Accessed Oct 19, 2013, Note: four parties are listed in this article about the 2008 election: “...The centre-right Grand National Party (GNP) ... The Liberty Forward Party (LFP), ... won 18 seats. ... United Democratic Party (UDP). ... won 152 seats in 2004, ... United New Democratic Party (UNDP) ...”
- The New York Times, August 21, 2006, Post-Koizumi, dream of a two-party system, Accessed Oct. 18, 2013, quote: “...This is positive. A two-party system isn't here yet, but it's a kind of dream we have...”
- Manyin, Mark E. (2003), South Korean Politics and Rising "Anti-Americanism": Implications for U.S. Policy Toward North Korea (PDF), Congressional Research Service
- The Economist, print edition, April 11, 2008, South Korea's election: A narrow victory for the business-friendly centre-right, Accessed Oct 19, 2013.
- Cronin, Patrick M. (2009), Global Strategic Assessment 2009: America's Security Role in a Changing World, INSS
- Global Security: Japan and Korea; Tenth Report of Session 2007-08, House of Commons of the United Kingdom, 2008
- Klassen, Thomas R. (2013), Korea's Retirement Predicament: The Ageing Tiger, Routledge, p. 12
- Kang, Jiwon (2014-03-02). "[강지원의 뉴스! 정면승부] "국가지도자 추구하는 안철수, 의원 2명인 곳에서 뜻 펼치긴 어려워"-민주당 설훈 의원" (in Korean). YTN. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
- Chae, Jongwon (2014-03-31). 안보·경제민주화 양축…金·安 공동대표 가능성 (in Korean). Maeil Economy. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
- Yonhap News Agency, December 19, 2014, , “...South Korea's Constitutional Court on Friday ordered the dissolution of a pro-North Korean minor opposition party...”
- The present state of registered political parties, National Election Commission of S. Korea.
- The present state of political parties registration, National Election Commission of S. Korea, May 29, 2008.