Civil Rule Party

The Civil Rule Party (正民會, Jongmin hoe, CRP), sometimes referred to as the Civil Right Party, was a political party in South Korea. The party was the successor to the Democratic Party, supported by former President Yun Posun, and future Presidents Kim Dae-jung and Kim Young-sam.[1]

Civil Rule Party
AbbreviationCRP
Founded1963
Dissolved1963
Preceded byDemocratic Party

HistoryEdit

In the aftermath of April Revolution and May 16 coup, figures from the dissolved Liberal Party were divided into factions such as Bae Jong-duk, members of the Civil Rule party such as Kim Beop-lin, members of the Democratic Republican Party such as Lee Hwal, and figures who strived to found a new independent party such as Lee Beom-seok.[2][3]Among these figures Byeon Yeong-tae, Yoon Jae-geun and In Tae-sik founded the Civil Rule Party with the aim of ending military rule and restore civil rule.[4]

In the 1963 presidential elections the party nominated Yun as its candidate. He finished second in the vote, losing to Park Chung-hee by 1.5%. In the November legislative elections it received 20.1% of the vote and won 41 seats in the National Assembly.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elections in Asia and the Pacific : a data handbook. Nohlen, Dieter., Grotz, Florian., Hartmann, Christof. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2001. pp. 422 - 426. ISBN 978-0199249589. OCLC 48585734.CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ "자유당(自由黨) - 한국민족문화대백과사전" (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  3. ^ "네이버 뉴스 라이브러리" (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-04-20.
  4. ^ "정민회(正民會) - 한국민족문화대백과사전". Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  5. ^ Elections in Asia and the Pacific : a data handbook. Nohlen, Dieter., Grotz, Florian., Hartmann, Christof. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2001. pp. 429. ISBN 978-0199249589. OCLC 48585734.CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ Union, Inter-Parliamentary. "IPU PARLINE database: REPUBLIC OF KOREA, election archives". archive.ipu.org. Retrieved 2018-11-21.