Progressivism in South Korea

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Timeline of all mainstream political parties

Progressivism in South Korea is a broadly associated with socialism, social democracy and democratic socialism.[citation needed]

Progressive parties[edit]

Banned parties[edit]

Major Progressive parties election results of South Korea[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

Election Candidate Total votes Share of votes Outcome Party Name
1952 Cho Pong-am 797,504 11.4% Defeated Red XN Independent
1956 Cho Pong-am 2,163,808 30.0% Defeated Red XN Independent
1987 Baik Ki-wan Quit midway through Independent
1992 Baik Ki-wan 238,648 1.0% Defeated Red XN Independent
1997 Kwon Young-ghil 306,026 1.2% Defeated Red XN People's Victory 21
2002 Kwon Young-ghil 957,148 3.9% Defeated Red XN Democratic Labor Party
2007 Kwon Young-ghil 712,121 3.0% Defeated Red XN Democratic Labor Party
Geum Min 18,223 0.07% Defeated Red XN Korea Socialist Party
2012 Lee Jung-hee Quit midway through Unified Progressive Party
Kim So-yeon 16,687 0.05% Defeated Red XN Independent
Kim Soon-ja 46,017 0.15% Defeated Red XN Independent
2017 Sim Sang-jung 2,017,458 6.17% Defeated Red XN Justice Party
Kim Sun-dong 27,229 0.08% Defeated Red XN People's United Party

Legislative elections[edit]

Election Total seats Total votes Share of votes Outcome Election leader Party Name
1950
2 / 210
89,413 1.3% new 2 seats; Minority Jo So-ang Socialist Party
1960
4 / 233
541,021 6.0% new 4 seats; Minority Seo Sang-il Social Mass Party
1 / 233
57,965 0.6% new 1 seats; Minority Jeon Jin-han Korea Socialist Party
1967
1 / 175
249,561 2.3% new 1 seats; Minority Seo Min-ho Mass Party
0 / 175
104,975 1.0% new 0 seats; Minority Kim Cheol Unified Socialist Party
1971
0 / 204
59,359 0.5% Decrease 1 seats; Minority Ri Mong Mass Party
0 / 204
97,398 0.9% Steady 0 seats; Minority Kim Cheol Unified Socialist Party
1981
2 / 276
524,361 3.2% new 2 seats; Minority Ko Chong-hun Democratic Socialist Party
0 / 276
122,778 0.7% new 0 seats; Minority Kim Cheol Socialist Party
1985
1 / 276
288,863 1.4% new 1 seats; Minority Ko Chong-hun New Politics Socialist Party
1988
0 / 299
65,650 0.3% new 0 seats; Minority Jeong Tae-yun Party of the people
1 / 299
251,236 1.3% new 0 seats; Minority Ye Chun-ho Hangyore Democratic Party
1992
0 / 229
319,041 1.5% new 0 seats; Minority Lee U-jae People's Party
2000
0 / 273
223,261 1.2% new 0 seats; Minority Kwon Young-ghil Democratic Labor Party
0 / 273
125,082 0.7% new 0 seats; Minority Choi Hyeok Youth Progressive Party
2004
10 / 299
2,774,061 13.0% Increase 10 seats; Minority Kwon Young-ghil Democratic Labor Party
0 / 299
47,311 0.22% Steady 0 seats; Minority Won Yong-su Socialist Party
2008
5 / 299
973,445 5.68% Decrease 5 seats; Minority Cheon Yeong-se Democratic Labor Party
0 / 299
504,466 2.94% new 0 seats; Minority Roh Hoe-chan
Sim Sang-jung
New Progressive Party
0 / 299
35,496 0.20% Steady 0 seats; Minority Choi Gwang-Eun Korea Socialist Party
2012
13 / 300
2,198,405 10.3% new 13 seats; Minority Lee Jung-hee Unified Progressive Party
0 / 300
243,065 1.13% Steady 0 seats; Minority Hong Sehwa
An Hyo-sang
New Progressive Party
2016
0 / 300
91,705 0.38% Steady 0 seats; Minority Koo Kyo-hyun Labor Party
6 / 300
1,719,891 7.23% new 6 seats; Minority Sim Sang-jung Justice Party
0 / 300
145,624 0.61% Steady 0 seats; Minority Lee Gwang-seok People's United Party

Local elections[edit]

Election Metropolitan
Self-government
Metropolitan
Council
Local
Self-government
Local Council Party Name
3rd
(2002)
0 / 16
11 / 682
2 / 232
N/A Democratic Labor Party
4th
(2006)
0 / 16
15 / 733
0 / 230
66 / 2,888
Democratic Labor Party
5th
(2010)
0 / 16
24 / 761
3 / 228
115 / 2,888
Democratic Labor Party
0 / 16
3 / 761
0 / 228
22 / 2,888
New Progressive Party
6th
(2014)
0 / 17
3 / 789
0 / 226
34 / 2,898
Unified Progressive Party
0 / 17
1 / 789
0 / 226
6 / 2,898
Labor Party
0 / 17
0 / 789
0 / 226
11 / 2,898
Justice Party

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yonhap News Agency, December 19, 2014, [1], “...South Korea's Constitutional Court on Friday ordered the dissolution of a pro-North Korean minor opposition party...”