Green Party Korea

The Green Party Korea is a political party in South Korea. The Green party was established in March 2012. It is a continuation of the Korea Greens, created following initial discussions in 2011. The party was established in response to the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis of Japan. Green Party Korea is a member of the Global Greens and the Asia Pacific Greens Federation. As a result of the party only getting 0.48% in the 19th national parliamentary election in April 2012, the party was disbanded by the National Election Administration Office.

Green Party

LeaderSeong Mi-seon
Founded2 April 2012 (2012-04-02)
(Green Party)
13 October 2012 (2012-10-13)
(Greens Plus)
19 April 2014 (2014-04-19)
(Green Party)
Membership (2016)10,085[1]
IdeologyGreen politics
Anti-nuclear power[3]
Direct democracy[5]
Minority rights[3]
Political positionLeft-wing[6]
International affiliationGlobal Greens
Asia Pacific Greens Federation
National Assembly
0 / 300
Korean name
Revised RomanizationNoksaekdang

However, the paragraph 4 of article 41 and the subparagraph 3 of paragraph 1 of article 44 of the Political Parties Act,[7] which had revoked registration of parties and banned use of the titles of the parties whose obtained numbers of votes had been less than 2% of the total number of effective votes, were ruled unconstitutional by the Constitutional Court of Korea on 28 January 2014.[8] As a result, the Green party recovered its title.[9]

The Green Party Korea, together with the Basic Income Youth Network, began a two-week tour on 6 July 2015 to discover the opinions citizens in South Korea have about basic income, and to introduce the concept of basic income to the community. The party has also adopted basic income as part of their party platform.[10]

Attributes of the PartyEdit

The party has more females than males. About 38.2% of party members are in their 40s. 24.8% of party members are 50 years of age or older.

Election resultsEdit

Legislative electionsEdit

Election Constituency Party list Position
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
2012 103,842 0.48% 0 Extra-parliamentary
2016 31,491 0.1% 0 182,301 0.77% 0 Extra-parliamentary
2020 58,948 0.21% 0 Extra-parliamentary

Local electionsEdit

Election Candidate Votes %
Seoul, 2018 Sin Jie-ye 82,874 1.67
Jeju, 2018 Ko Eun-young 12,188 3.53

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 2015년 6월 당원현황 보고 (그래프) (in Korean). Green Party Koreans. 13 July 2015. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  2. ^ 탁양현 (11 January 2019). 진보주의 정치철학, 수운 최제우, 안토니오 그람시 (in Korean). e퍼플. p. 33. ISBN 9791163473008 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ a b c Kim, Juon (24 September 2018). "Peace, Politics and Green Possibilities in South Korea". Green European Journal. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Green Party Korea". Global Greens. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  5. ^ 녹색당 강령 [Green Party platform]. Green Party Korea (in Korean). 4 March 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  6. ^ Sanghun Lee (9 July 2020). "The substance of a Korean Green New Deal is still being defined". Eco Business. During South Korea’s parliamentary election in mid-April, which was the world’s first national election amid the pandemic, the ruling centrist Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), the centre-right Party for People’s Livelihoods (PPL), the centre-left Justice Party (JP) and the left Green Party Korea (GPK) all made pledges around a "Green New Deal"
  7. ^ 한국법제연구원 영문법령. (in Korean). Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  8. ^ 2012헌마431. (in Korean). Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  9. ^ "녹색당" 당명회복!! 헌재의 위헌결정을 환영한다. 녹색당 (in Korean). Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  10. ^ Widerquist, Karl. "KOREA: Basic Income Tour Kicks off on July 6, 2015". BIEN: Basic Income Earth Network. Retrieved 20 July 2015.

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