South Korean presidential election, 1963

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Republic of Korea presidential election, 1963
South Korea
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Nominee Park Chung Hee Yun Bo-seon
Party Democratic Republican Civil Rule Party
Popular vote 4,702,640 4,546,614
Percentage 46.6% 45.1%

1963 South Korean elections result map.png
Map of pluralities won in provinces and cities:

– Park Chung Hee

– Yun Bo-seon

President before election

Park Chung Hee (acting)
Democratic Republican

Elected President

Park Chung Hee
Democratic Republican

Presidential elections were held in South Korea on 15 October 1963.[1] They were the first elections since the 1961 May Coup, and the first during the Third Republic. The result was a narrow victory for the acting incumbent and leader of the governing military Supreme Council for National Reconstruction, Park Chung Hee, who won 46.6% of the vote, securing a transition to civilian rule under his Democratic Republican Party. Voter turnout was 85.0%.[2][3]

Results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Park Chung-hee Democratic Republican Party 4,702,640 46.6
Yun Bo-seon Civil Rights Party 4,546,614 45.1
Oh Chaeo-yong Independent 408,664 4.1
Pyon Yong-tae Righteous Citizens Party 224,442 2.2
Ching I-sok New Development Party 198,837 2.0
Invalid/blank votes 954,977
Total 11,036,175 100
Source: Nohlen et al

By-province[edit]

Province or city Park Chung Hee Yun Bo-seon Oh Jae-young Byun Young-tae Jang I-seok Total
Votes  % Votes  % Votes  % Votes  % Votes  %
Seoul 371,627 (30.1%) 802,052 (65.1%) 20,634 (1.6%) 26,728 (2.2%) 10,537 (0.9%) 1,231,578
Gyeonggi 384,764 (33.1%) 661,984 (56.9%) 54,770 (4.7%) 34,775 (3.0%) 27,554 (2.4%) 1,163,847
Gangweon 296,711 (40.0%) 368,092 (49.1%) 35,568 (4.7%) 24,924 (3.3%) 24,528 (3.3%) 749,823
Chungnam 405,077 (40.8%) 490,663 (49.4%) 47,364 (4.8%) 26,639 (2.7%) 23,359 (2.4%) 993,102
Chungbuk 202,789 (39.8%) 249,397 (48.9%) 26,911 (5.3%) 15,699 (3.1%) 14,971 (2.9%) 509,767
Jeonnam 765,712 (57.2%) 480,800 (35.9%) 51,714 (3.9%) 17,312 (1.3%) 22,604 (1.7%) 1,338,142
Jeonbuk 408,556 (49.4%) 343,171 (41.5%) 27,906 (3.4%) 18,617 (2.3%) 18,223 (2.2%) 826,473
Busan 242,779 (48.2%) 239,038 (47.5%) 11,214 (2.2%) 7,106 (1.4%) 3,419 (0.7%) 503,601
Gyeongnam 706,079 (61.7%) 341,971 (29.9%) 60,645 (5.3%) 19,323 (1.7%) 26,014 (2.3%) 1,144,032
Gyeongbuk 837,124 (55.6%) 543,392 (36.1%) 58,079 (3.9%) 31,113 (2.1%) 34,622 (2.3%) 1,504,330
Jeju 81,422 (70.0%) 26,009 (22.3%) 3,859 (3.3%) 2,207 (1.9%) 3,006 (2.6%) 116,503

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p420 ISBN 0-19-924959-8
  2. ^ Nohlen et al., p464
  3. ^ "Park Declared Winner In Korea" The Miami News, 19 October 1963, p8A