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1967 South Korean presidential election

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Presidential elections were held in South Korea on 3 May 1967.[1] The result was a victory for Park Chung-hee, who won 51.4% of the vote. Voter turnout was 83.6%.[2]

1967 South Korean presidential election

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Nominee Park Chung-hee Yun Posun
Party Democratic Republican New Democratic
Popular vote 5,688,666 4,526,541
Percentage 51.4% 40.9%

1967 South Korean elections result map.png
Map of pluralities won in provinces and cities:

– Park Chung Hee

– Yun Posun

President before election

Park Chung-hee
Democratic Republican

Elected President

Park Chung-hee
Democratic Republican

Contents

NominationsEdit

MilitaryEdit

The Democratic Republican Party National Convention was held on 2 February, and President Park Chung-hee was nominated as its presidential candidate without a vote.[3]

CivilianEdit

In May 1965, the two largest opposition parties in the parliament, former president Yun Posun's Civil Rule Party (CRP) and stateswoman Park Soon-cheon's Democratic Party (DP), joined together to create the People's Party (PP), forming a united opposition against President Park Chung-hee's military dictatorship.

In 1966, however, the radical wing of the People's Party, led by Yun, left the party, later forming the New Korea Party (NKP) in 1966. The NKP and nominated Yun for president for the 1967 presidential election. The remaining members of the People's Party, the moderates led by Park Sang-cheon, nominated former president of Korea University Yu Jin-oh.

Fearing that running two candidates to represent the civilian field might result in helping Park win easily, the two parties decided to join forces and created the New Democratic Party (NDP) on 7 February, agreeing to nominate Yun as its candidate.[4][5]

ResultsEdit

Candidate Party Votes %
Park Chung-hee Democratic Republican Party 5,688,666 51.4
Yun Posun New Democratic Party 4,526,541 40.9
Oh Chaeo-yong Unification Korea Party 264,533 2.4
Kim Chun-yon People's Party 248,369 2.2
Chon Chin-han Korea Independence Party 232,179 2.1
Lee Se-chin Justice Party 98,433 0.9
Invalid/blank votes 586,494
Total 11,645,215 100
Registered voters/turnout 13,935,093 83.6
Source: Nohlen et al

By-provinceEdit

Province or city Park Chung Hee Yun Posun Oh Jae-young Kim Jun-yeon Chun Jin-han Lee Se-jin Total
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
Seoul 595,513 (45.2%) 675,716 (51.3%) 11,447 (0.9%) 13,142 (1.0%) 14,242 (1.1%) 7,635 (0.6%) 1,317,695
 
Gyeonggi 525,676 (41.0%) 674,964 (52.6%) 22,383 (1.7%) 23,248 (1.8%) 25,306 (2.0%) 11,029 (0.9%) 1,282,606
 
Gangweon 429,589 (51.3%) 349,807 (41.7%) 18,211 (2.2%) 17,757 (2.1%) 15,400 (1.8%) 7,310 (0.9%) 838,074
 
Chungnam 489,516 (45.4%) 505,076 (46.8%) 17,662 (1.6%) 27,295 (2.5%) 28,809 (2.7%) 10,560 (1.0%) 1,078,918
 
Chungbuk 269,830 (46.6%) 252,469 (43.6%) 15,058 (2.6%) 14,526 (2.5%) 20,345 (3.5%) 7,114 (1.2%) 579,342
 
Jeonnam 652,847 (44.6%) 682,622 (46.6%) 42,249 (2.9%) 46,721 (3.2%) 28,156 (1.9%) 11,774 (0.8%) 1,464,369
 
Jeonbuk 392,037 (45.0%) 451,611 (51.9%) 21,527 (2.5%) 23,945 (2.8%) 28,943 (3.3%) 8,325 (1.0%) 870,344
 
Busan 338,135 (64.2%) 164,077 (31.2%) 9,922 (1.9%) 6,866 (1.3%) 4,556 (0.9%) 3,028 (0.6%) 526,584
 
Gyeongnam 838,426 (68.6%) 281,545 (23.0%) 45,325 (3.7%) 30,740 (2.5%) 16,065 (1.3%) 9,895 (0.8%) 1,221,996
 
Gyeongbuk 1,083,939 (64.0%) 447,082 (26.4%) 56,328 (3.3%) 40,884 (2.4%) 45,482 (2.7%) 19,647 (1.2%) 1,693,362
 
Jeju 73,158 (56.5%) 41,572 (32.1%) 4,421 (3.4%) 3,245 (2.5%) 4,875 (3.8%) 2,116 (1.6%) 129,387
 

ReferencesEdit

  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., p464
  3. ^ "e영상역사관 » 영상보기". www.ehistory.go.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  4. ^ "민중당(民衆黨) - 한국민족문화대백과사전". encykorea.aks.ac.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  5. ^ "신민당 통합창당|대통령후보 윤보선·당수 유진오씨". 중앙일보 (in Korean). 1967-02-07. Retrieved 2018-04-21.