ElectionGudie

April 15, 2020 Held

29,127,637
Voted
South Korea

Republic of Korea

Election for Kukhoe (South Korean National Assembly)

Results

65%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:29,127,637
Valid Votes:28,747,578
Invalid Votes:380,059

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Democratic Party 180 - 14,345,425

49.91%

United Future Party 103 - 11,915,277

41.45%

Justice Party 1 - 487,519

1.69%

More Info:

At Stake in this Election:        

  • 300 seats in the Kukhoe (National Assembly) 

 

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Moon JAE-IN (since 10 May 2017) 

  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Chung SYE-KYUN (since 14 2020) 

  • Assembly: South Korea has a unicameral Kukhoe (National Assembly) composed of 300 seats with members serving 4-year terms. 

 

Electoral System: 

  • In the Kukhoe, 253 Members are elected by plurality vote in single member constituencies and 47 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system. 

 

Main Parties in this Election: 

  • Democratic Party (더불어민주당) 

    • Leader: Lee HAE-CHAN 

    • Seats won in last election: 120 

  • United Future Party (미래통합당) 

    • Leader: Kim CHONG-IN 

    • Seats won in last election: 92 

 

Population and Registered Voters: 

  • Population: 51,835,110 (July 2020 est.)1 

  • Registered Voters: 43,994,247 (2020 est.)2 

 

Gender Data: 

  • Female Population: 25,859,300 (July 2020 est.)3 

  • Is South Korea a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (25 May 1983)4 

  • Has South Korea ratified CEDAW: Yes (27 Dec 1984)5 

  • Gender Quota: Yes6 

  • Female Candidates in this election: N/A 

  • Number of Female Legislators: 51 (as of 2016)7 

  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 228 

  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A 

 

Disability Data: 

  • Is South Korea a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 Mar 2007)9 

  • Has South Korea ratified CRPD: Yes (11 December 2008)10 

  • Population with a disability: 7,367,279 11