Dec. 19, 2007 Held

South Korea

Republic of Korea

Election for South Korean Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:23,732,854
Valid Votes:23,612,880
Invalid Votes:119,974

Vote Share by Candidate:

LEE Myung Bak11,492,389


JUNG Dong Young6,174,681


LEE Hoi Chang3,559,963


MUN Guk-Hyun1,375,498


LEE In-Je160,708


HUH Kyung-Young96,756

Election Results Modified: Feb 14, 2008

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of South Korea

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President ROH Moo-hyun
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister HAN Duck-soo
  • Assembly: South Korea has a unicameral National Assembly (Kukhoe) with 299 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president with the approval of the parliament.
  • In the National Assembly (Kukhoe), 243 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms and 56 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • LEE Myung Bak
    • Party: Grand National Party (GNP)
  • JUNG Dong Young
    • Party: United New Democratic Party (UNDP)
  • LEE Hoi Chang
    • Party: Independent
  • MUN Guk-Hyun
    • Party: Creative Korea Party
  • HUH Kyung-Young
    • Party: Economic Republican Party
  • LEE In-Je
    • Party: Democratic Party

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 48,597,652 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 37,653,518 (2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 24,361,405 (2007)

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

·         Has South Korea ratified CEDAW: Yes (27 December 1984)

·         Gender Quota: Yes[5]

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 39 (following the 2004 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 17 (2014)

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

Disability Data:

·         Is South Korea a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

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

·         Population with a disability: 7,289,647 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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