South Korean legislative election, 1985
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Parliamentary elections were held in South Korea on 12 February 1985. The result was a victory for the Democratic Justice Party, which won 148 of the 276 seats in the National Assembly. Voter turnout was 84.6%.
The New Korea Democratic Party (NKDP) was formed by former members of the Democratic Korea Party, notably opposition leaders Kim Dae Jung and Kim Young-sam. The party made strong gains across the country, largely thanks to its focus on greater democratic rights.
The Korean National Party had been formed by former members of the (DJP) in the run-up to the 1981 elections. After making some key gains, the party lost ground in these elections, largely thanks to the gains of the NKDP.
The opposition Democratic Korea Party had been the premier opposition party following the 1981 elections, however it suffered major defections to the NKDP. The loss of Dae Jung and Young-sam were seen as crucial to the party's setbacks.
|Democratic Justice Party||7,040,811||35.2||148||–3|
|New Korea Democratic Party||5,843,827||29.3||67||New|
|Democratic Korea Party||3,930,966||19.7||35||–46|
|Korean National Party||1,828,744||9.2||20||–5|
|New Socialist Party||288,863||1.4||1||New|
|Workers and Farmers Party||185,859||0.9||0||New|
|New Democratic Party||112,654||0.6||1||New|
|Civil Rights Party||75,634||0.4||0||–2|
|National Group Party||17,257||0.1||0||New|
|Source: Nohlen et al.|