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The New Korea Party (신한국당, Shin Hanguk-dang) was founded by the merging of Roh Tae-woo's Democratic Justice Party, Kim Young Sam's Reunification Democratic Party and Kim Jong-pil's New Democratic Republican Party to form the Democratic Liberal Party (민주자유당, Minju Ja-yudang). It was renamed the New Korea Party (NKP) in 1995.[3]

New Korea Party

신한국당
Shin Hangukdang
LeaderLee Hoi-chang
PresidentKim Young-sam
Founded22 January 1990 (as Democratic Liberal Party)
1995 (as New Korea Party)
Dissolved21 November 1997
Merger ofDemocratic Justice Party
Reunification Democratic Party
New Democratic Republican Party
Merged intoGrand National Party
IdeologyConservatism[1]
Anti-communism[1]
Korean nationalism
Neoliberalism
Political positionCentre-right to right-wing[2]
International affiliationInternational Democrat Union
ColorsBlue, White
New Korea Party
Hangul
신한국당
Hanja
Revised RomanizationShin Han-gukdang
McCune–ReischauerShin Han-kuktang
Democratic Liberal Party
Hangul
민주자유당
Hanja
Revised RomanizationMinju Ja-yudang
McCune–ReischauerMinju Cha-yutang

In 1997, the NKP merged with the United Democratic Party to form the Grand National Party.

Election resultsEdit

Presidential electionsEdit

Election Candidate Total votes Share of votes Outcome
1992 Kim Young-sam 9,977,332 42.0% Elected  Y

Legislative electionsEdit

Election Total seats won Total votes Share of votes Outcome of election Election leader
1992
149 / 299
7,923,719 38.5%  149 seats; Minority Roh Tae-woo
1996
139 / 299
6,783,730 34.5%  24 seats; Minority Kim Young-sam

Local electionsEdit

Election Metropolitan mayor/Governor Provincial legislature Municipal mayor Municipal legislature
1995
5 / 15
284 / 875
70 / 230

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Kim, Byung-kook (2008), "Defeat in victory, victory in defeat: the Korean conservatives in democratic consolidation", Political Transitions in Dominant Party Systems: Learning to lose, Routledge, p. 170
  2. ^ The Political Reference Almanac, PoliSci Books, 2001
  3. ^ "Roh Tae-Woo - president of South Korea".