ElectionGudie

Dec. 19, 2012 Held

30,721,459
Voted
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Republic of Korea

Election for President (President)

Results

76%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:30,721,459
Valid Votes:30,594,621
Invalid Votes:126,838

Candidates:

PARK Geun-hye15,773,128

51.56

MOON Jae-in14,692,632

48.02

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of South Korea

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President LEE Myung-bak
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister KIM Hwang-sik
  • Assembly: South Korea has a unicameral National Assembly (Kukhoe) with 300 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Kukhoe), 246 members are elected in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms and 54 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 4-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 50,912,264 (October 2012 )
  • Registered Voters: 40,507,842 (December 2012 )