1963 South Korean legislative election

Legislative elections were held in South Korea on 26 November 1963.[1] They were the first held after the 1961 coup and subsequent approval of a new constitution the previous December, which inaugurated the Third Republic.

1963 South Korean legislative election

← 1960 26 November 1963 1967 →

All 175 seats to the National Assembly
88 seats needed for a majority
Turnout72.1% (Decrease12.2 pp)
  Majority party Minority party Third party
  Park Chung-hee 1963's.png Yun Posun 1.jpg 박순천.png
Leader Park Chung-hee Yun Posun Park Soon-cheon
Party Democratic Republican Civil Rule Democratic
Leader since 31 August 1963 15 September 1963 18 July 1963
Leader's seat not contesting
(President)
PR List 1 Mapo
Seats won 110 40 14
Popular vote 3,112,985 1,870,976 1,252,827
Percentage 33.5% 20.1% 13.5%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  Kim Jun-yeon, Speaker of National Assembly of South Korea.jpg
Leader Kim Jun-yeon Kim Byeong-ro
Party Liberal Democratic People's
Leader since 3 September 1963 12 September 1963
Leader's seat Yeongam, Gangjin -
Seats won 9 2
Popular vote 752,026 822,000
Percentage 8.1% 8.8%

The result was a victory for the Democratic Republican Party of coup leader Park Chung-hee, which won 110 of the 175 seats in the National Assembly. Voter turnout was 72.1%.

ResultsEdit

Party Votes % Seats
FPTP PR Total +/–
Democratic Republican Party 3,112,985 33.5 88 22 110 New
Civil Rule Party 1,870,976 20.1 27 14 41 New
Democratic Party 1,264,285 13.6 8 5 13 –162
People's Party 822,000 8.8 2 0 2 New
Liberal Democratic Party 752,026 8.1 6 3 9 New
Conservative Party 276,477 3.0 0 0 0 New
Liberal Party 271,820 2.9 0 0 0 –2
Righteous Citizens Party 259,960 2.8 0 0 0 New
New Development Party 189,077 2.0 0 0 0 New
Autumn Wind Association 193,938 2.0 0 0 0 New
New People's Association 175,124 1.8 0 0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 323,353
Total 9,622,183 100 131 44 175 –58
Registered voters/turnout 13,344,149 72.1
Source: Nohlen et al.

Results by city/provinceEdit

Region Total
seats
Seats won
Democratic Republican Civil Rule Democratic Liberal Democratic People's
Seoul 14 2 7 4 1 0
Busan 7 6 1 0 0 0
Gyeonggi 13 7 5 1 0 0
Gangwon 9 7 0 1 1 0
North Chungcheong 8 6 1 0 1 0
South Chungcheong 13 8 3 0 0 2
North Jeolla 11 7 4 0 0 0
South Jeolla 19 12 3 1 3 0
North Gyeongsang 20 19 1 0 0 0
South Gyeongsang 15 12 2 1 0 0
Jeju 2 2 0 0 0 0
Constituency total 131 88 27 8 6 2
PR list 44 22 14 5 3 0
Total 175 110 41 13 9 2

ReferencesEdit

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