South Korean legislative election, 1978

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Parliamentary elections were held in South Korea on 12 December 1978.[1] The result was a victory for the ruling Democratic Republican Party, which won 68 of the 154 elected seats in the National Assembly, despite winning fewer votes than the New Democratic Party.

With one-thirds of seats appointed by the president, the ruling party had a Supermajority. Voter turnout was 77.1%.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
New Democratic Party 4,861,204 32.8 61 +9
Democratic Republican Party 4,695,995 31.7 68 –5
Democratic Unification Party 1,095,057 7.4 3 +1
Independents 4,160,187 28.1 22 +3
Presidential appointees 77 +4
Invalid/blank votes 210,927
Total 15,023,370 100 231 +12
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p420 ISBN 0-19-924959-8