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Elections in Asia and the Pacific : A Data HandbookVolume II: South East Asia, East Asia, and the South Pacific$
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Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz, and Christof Hartmann

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199249596

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199249598.001.0001

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Korea (Democratic People's Republic/ North Korea)

Korea (Democratic People's Republic/ North Korea)

(p.395) Korea (Democratic People's Republic/ North Korea)
Elections in Asia and the Pacific : A Data Handbook

Mark B. Suh

Oxford University Press

Includes all relevant information on national elections and referendums held in South Korea since independence in 1948. Part I gives a comprehensive overview of South Korea's political history, outlines the evolution of electoral provisions, and presents the current electoral legislation in a standardized manner (suffrage, elected institutions, nomination of candidates, electoral system, organizational context of elections). Part II includes exhaustive electoral statistics in systematic tables (numbers of registered voters, votes cast, the votes for candidates and/or parties in parliamentary and presidential elections and referendums at both the national and regional level, the electoral participation of political parties, the national and regional distribution of parliamentary seats, etc.).

Keywords:   elections, electoral statistics, electoral system, parliamentary elections, political institutions, political parties, presidential elections, referendums, South Korea, suffrage

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