South Korean presidential election, 1971

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Republic of Korea presidential election, 1971
South Korea
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  Park Chung-hee 1963's.png Kim Dae-jung billboard, 1971.jpg
Nominee Park Chung Hee Kim Dae-jung
Party Democratic Republican New Democratic
Popular vote 6,342,828 5,395,900
Percentage 53.2% 45.3%

1971 South Korean elections result map.png
Map of pluralities won in provinces and cities:

– Park Chung Hee

– Kim Dae-jung

President before election

Park Chung Hee
Democratic Republican

Elected President

Park Chung Hee
Democratic Republican

Presidential elections were held in South Korea on 27 April 1971.[1] The result was a victory for Park Chung-hee, who won 53.2% of the vote. Voter turnout was 79.8%.[2] Within a year of his re-election, Park declared martial law and introduced the Yushin Constitution. The military retained control until June 1987.

Results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Park Chung-hee Democratic Republican Party 6,342,828 53.2
Kim Dae-jung New Democratic Party 5,395,900 45.3
Jin Bok-ki People's Party 122,914 1.0
Park Ki-chul Democratic Nationalist Party 43,753 0.4
Lee Jong-yun Liberal Democratic Party 17,823 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 494,606
Total 12,417,824 100
Source: Nohlen et al.

Provincial results[edit]

Province or city Park Chung Hee Kim Dae-jung Jin Bok-ki Park Ki-chul Lee Jong-yun Total
Votes  % Votes  % Votes  % Votes  % Votes  %
Seoul 805,772 (40.0%) 1,198,018 (59.4%) 6,881 (0.3%) 4,811 (0.2%) 1,426 (0.1%) 2,016,098
Gyeonggi 687,985 (48.9%) 696,582 (49.5%) 13,770 (1.0%) 6,547 (0.5%) 2,995 (0.2%) 1,407,879
Gangweon 502,722 (60.0%) 325,556 (38.8%) 7,326 (0.9%) 2,985 (0.4%) 1,390 (0.2%) 839,979
Chungnam 556,632 (53.5%) 461,978 (44.4%) 14,411 (1.4%) 5,285 (0.5%) 2,322 (0.2%) 1,040,628
Chungbuk 312,744 (57.3%) 222,106 (40.7%) 6,989 (1.3%) 2,662 (0.5%) 1,154 (0.2%) 545,655
Jeonnam 479,737 (34.4%) 874,974 (62.8%) 31,986 (2.3%) 4,362 (0.3%) 2,122 (0.2%) 1,393,181
Jeonbuk 308,850 (35.5%) 535,519 (61.5%) 21,162 (2.4%) 3,167 (0.4%) 1,646 (0.2%) 870,344
Busan 385,999 (55.7%) 302,452 (43.6%) 1,974 (0.3%) 2,518 (0.4%) 583 (0.1%) 693,526
Gyeongnam 891,119 (73.4%) 310,595 (25.6%) 6,793 (0.6%) 4,580 (0.4%) 1,634 (0.1%) 1,214,721
Gyeongbuk 1,333,051 (75.6%) 411,116 (23.3%) 9,838 (0.6%) 6,438 (0.4%) 2,374 (0.1%) 1,762,817
Jeju 78,217 (56.9%) 57,004 (41.4%) 1,784 (1.3%) 398 (0.3%) 177 (0.1%) 137,580

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., p465